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

Pillar of Supporters unveiled for Community Kitchen's One Year Anniversary

This time last year, we were wrapping up our launch activities for the brand new Community Kitchen. Since then we've shared more than 3,000 meals at our kitchen table - sitting down together is the highlight of every class, with so many amazing connections and conversations along the way. We can barely believe we've sold 1,200 places on 150+ classes and worked with over 60 volunteers who gave more than 2,000 hours of their time on everything from washing up to supporting participants to get the most out of our courses.

We've been celebrating our first year by sharing stories of people who've benefited from our community cookery groups and young people from local schools who have been learning to cook with us, and looking back on all the highs and lows along the way.

But the celebrations wouldn't be complete without an enormous THANK YOU to everyone that supported our crowdfunder last year. We have now unveiled our Pillar of Supporters [see pic below], so unless you were an anonymous supporter your name will be listed and we'd love you to come in and see for yourself one day soon. We've just released new dates for cookery classes you could attend, and a few of you even have aprons, bags or mugs still waiting for you!

If you haven't been keeping up with our news and you'd like to, please follow our social media @btnkitchen for all the latest photos and updates (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or email sign-up).

Hope to see you all soon. And one last THANK YOU for making all this possible, our team have worked incredibly hard to get this project off the ground and the support and feedback we've received from many of you helps make it all worthwhile.

Best wishes

The Food Partnership team


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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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