The Edinburgh Food Social has been working with young people in Edinburgh for more than 3 years. Over this time, we have drastically improved the outcomes for kids from multiple schools across Edinburgh through our Food Truck project, as well as the work we carry our in classrooms across the city.
Now we are about to embark on on our most ambitious project yet- to create a full-time, fully equipped Food Training Hub in Edinburgh- allowing us to teach youngsters about the amazing world of food; its quality, its flavour and its ability to create incredible careers working in the hospitality industry.
Our Food Training Hub will be a thought-provoking, inspiring and professional space where we can talk about food, as well as cooking and eating together. The space will be used to host young people for whom the classroom is not working out to use their practical skills to create better outcomes for themselves and those around them.
The Food Training Hub will also play host to a range of groups and organisations across the city to teach a huge range of individuals and community groups about food, as well as hosting community meals, Good Food Fridays and so much more.
What You're Funding
Our teaching hub will be located in the upcoming Edinburgh Palette culture hub in beautiful Portobello. With your aid and funding, we'll be transforming the old British Rail workshop on the site into a beautiful, inspiring teaching kitchen, with facilities to teach up to 12 students at a time, deliver catering jobs and host dinners.
In order to outfit the kitchen, we need to purchase the following:
- Kitchen fitting
- Food and provisions
- Kitchen equipment
- Training materials
The small team at Edinburgh Food Social will be working extraordinarily hard behind the scenes to create a sustainable business model, with multiple revenue streams to help us continue to succeed, year after year. Some of these will be used as rewards to get us started on our journey. You can see our selection of amazing rewards in the rewards list.
We hope that you will be able to support us and become an invaluable part of our journey; teaching the next generation about the importance of food to every part of our lives, and the lives of those around us.
Thank you x