Community Kitchen for Brighton & Hove, and beyond!

by btnhovefood in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st March 2018 we successfully raised £27,305 with 288 supporters in 28 days

To transform a disused office space into a vibrant cookery centre where everyone can cook, learn and enjoy good food.

by btnhovefood in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We're kitting out the Kitchen! Update No. 6

Finally, the fitters are in. Work installing the Community Kitchen has started (see picture below) - and so far we’re bang-on schedule for our late May launch events.

This despite the heart-stopping moment when the builders clearing our space in the Community Base building told us they had found asbestos. We’ve now been given our clean bill of health and it’s all systems go.  Follow us on social media @btnhovefood to keep up to date as the building works progress.

As a crowdfund supporter, we’re going to give you advance notice for booking the first batch of exciting courses. We have been busy connecting with new chefs and food experts who want to pass on their cookery secrets, and we can't wait for you to see our full programme for June to October. We'll send an update on this list to give you all priority booking for a limited period, once courses are open for booking in about 4 weeks' time.

And to make sure you don’t miss out on future news and courses, sign up to our fortnightly newsletter on the Food Partnership’s website.

For those who need to claim crowdfund rewards, we will be in touch soon with details – from dates for masterclasses to course vouchers. Community Kitchen merchandise will be available for collection from the Kitchen from late May onwards.

And a special thanks to those who chose to 'pay it forward'. With your help we have funding of £1,100 for people to attend courses they otherwise couldn't afford. We'll be distributing this via a bursary scheme once courses are open for booking. Your support means we're also making plans for more community cookery courses for people who can particularly benefit from cooking and sharing good food.

More news soon but in the meantime check out the new home for the Community Kitchen on our website – we're starting to get enquiries about venue hire, group activities like parties and away days, and more. We'd love to hear from you with your ideas for classes or activities you want to see in the Kitchen.

Thank you from all the team at the Food Partnership.

Below, work starts on fitting the Community Kitchen. Stay in touch to follow the transformation!


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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Your name on our Pillar of Supporters

We will inscribe the names of everyone who donates to our Crowdfunder, no matter the amount, on the supporting pillar in the centre of the new kitchen. We can't wait for you all to see your contribution immortalised when you attend your first cookery course in the space.

£30 or more

Your choice of kitchen kit

Choose your favourite from our range of aprons, mugs and tote bags to help kit out your own kitchen - see photos of the options in the main crowdfund page. Rewards can be collected from the Community Kitchen when it is open.

£50 or more

Free place on a cookery course

Come on one of our cookery courses yourself, options will include one-off evening or weekend sessions once the Community Kitchen is open. Or 'pay it forward' and we will give a place to someone who can't afford to attend or needs a specialist course.

£55 or more

8 of 8 claimed

Surplus Set meal at The Set

Chef Dan Kenny is offering lucky diners a meal at The Set conjured up from food that would otherwise go to waste. This exclusive 5-course set lunch menu on Saturday 6th October is available to the first 8 pledgers of £55 or more. (vegetarian-friendly)

£75 or more

9 of 12 claimed

Masterclass with Sugardough baker, Kane McDowell

Learn to make stunning desserts with artisan baker Kane McDowell, the founder and chef behind Sugardough Bakery (in Hove & the Lanes). Learn the art of cake baking & decorating, from fillings to icings, so you can professionally finish your own cakes. Limited spaces available for this special course at the Community Kitchen. Date tbc summer/ autumn 2018.

£75 or more

12 of 12 claimed

Masterclass with Silo founder Douglas McMaster

Learn the secrets of zero-waste cooking from Douglas McMaster, head chef and founder of the 2016 Observer's best ethical restaurant, Silo. Limited spaces available for this special course at the Community Kitchen. Date tbc summer/ autumn 2018.

£75 or more

6 of 6 claimed

Masterclass with Indian Summer founder Minesh

Learn how authentic curries have been cooked by Indian families for generations, from Minesh Agnihotri, founder of Indian Summer and new Indian recipe box scheme the KariClub.Com.

£75 or more

12 of 12 claimed

Masterclass with Michael Bremner of 64 Degrees

Cook with one of Brighton's most celebrated chefs - 64 degrees was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand, in the National Restaurant Awards Top 100 List every year and voted Brighton’s best restaurant by three separate bodies. Limited spaces available at this special course at the Community Kitchen. Date tbc autumn 2018.

£75 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Masterclass in bread baking with Flourpot Bakery

Learn how to make artisan breads with senior Flour Pot Bakers, including sourdough and yeasted artisan breads and how to maintain a sourdough starter. The 4-hour session at the Flour Pot production bakery includes refreshments, lunch and an apron, tote bag and sourdough starter to take home. Date: Saturday 24th March 2018, 11am-3pm.

£75 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Masterclass with Indian Summer founder Minesh

ADDITIONAL SPACES ADDED: Learn how authentic curries have been cooked by Indian families for generations, from Minesh Agnihotri, founder of Indian Summer and new Indian recipe box scheme TheKariClub.com. The course will take place the Community Kitchen in summer/ autumn 2018.

£100 or more

'Bring a friend' - x2 course places

Two places on one of our cookery courses, options will include one-off evening or weekend sessions once the Community Kitchen is open. Or 'pay it forward' and we will give two places to people who can't afford to attend or need a specialist course.

£250 or more

Private hire of the space for 2.5 hours

Exclusive use of the Kitchen for a 2.5 hour slot, or the chance to 'pay it forward' and allow us to offer this to a local community group. Terms & Conditions apply.

£500 or more

Private hire of the space for 5 hours

Exclusive use of the Kitchen for a 5 hour slot, or the chance to 'pay it forward' and allow us to offer this to a local community group. Terms & Conditions apply.

£1,000 or more

A private course for up to 8 participants

A private course of your choice for a group of up to 8 people, or the chance to 'pay it forward' and allow us to offer this to a group of people who would not be able to attend otherwise. Terms & Conditions apply.

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