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

Community Kitchen update - Up and running! Discounts on classes, merchandise collection and more...

The Community Kitchen is officially open to the public - have you seen the new space yet?

Thanks to all who attended our crowdfund party in May, it was emotional having so many incredible supporters and friends in one room. It has been equally emotional to see our Community Kitchen up and running at last!

Since we opened in the first week of June, we've already hosted Thai cookery, pasta-making, a baby weaning workshop, cake baking with Refugee Radio, our first team building day for a local website agency and community courses for carers, people with learning disabilities and those on low incomes. Follow our new social media @btnkitchen  for all the latest photos and updates (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter).

We have a huge range of cookery classes available online - from sushi to fermented foods and fish cookery, north Indian to vegetarian feasts, cake decorating, bread baking and more. We're talking to lots of talented chefs and food experts about masterclasses for autumn onwards. (Watch this space, more news soon...) 

We'd love to show off the kitchen to all those who haven't been in yet. So we're offering you a 20% discount off any classes booked before the end of June with code CROWDFUNDFRIENDS. Don't delay, many classes only have limited places available.

If you chose Community Kitchen tote bags, aprons or mugs as your crowdfund reward, these are available to collect at the Community Kitchen, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Please call before collecting if you can (01273 431700), or even better, collect at a cookery class!

Hope to see you all soon. And of course THANK YOU for making all this possible.

Best wishes

The Food Partnership team

(A photo of the new space by Emma Croman)


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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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