We've established Munch as a means of establishing funding for workshops run within the local community, teaching children how to cook - the basics of nutrition, what goes into their food, and how to put together a wonderfully tasty, healthy, dish that they've made themselves.
We're based in the cafe in Unit 12 Community Centre in Winchester, where we've been putting together a core menu of firm favourites such as Breakfast Burritos, Quesadillas, all sorts of lovely cakes as well as locally roasted coffee, served in our fully compostable Butterfly Cups. We also work with the food charity FareShare UK, helping to prevent supermarket surplus from going to landfill, in our daily changing specials that are made from whatever comes in that day - every day is Ready Steady Cook in our kitchen!
We have a regular client base already, who keep on being tempted back by the lovely food on offer, and we expect to get busier once the lockdown restrictions are lifted and people are allowed to dine inside. We're looking for funding to cover our core costs as we get established
Munch was set up by Mary and Denzil, and Richard is our Sous Chef.
Mary is a registered food nutritionist and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in Hospitality, including several years senior management at Jamie's Italian, and is currently lecturing in Hospitality Management at the University of Wales. Mary co-founded FirstBite CIC and runs all of our Community Cooking Workshops.
Denzil has over 20 years experience in Catering, having been running venues since he was 19, most recently opening and running his own business in newbury. He's generally to be found in the kitchen coming up with more food ideas.
Richard has been in catering his whole life, most recently as head chef of FirstBite CIC. He trains our Kickstart apprentices, giving them a full and rounded understanding of all the different elements of the catering and hospitality industry.