We are excited to announce our involvement in the Brighton & Hove Community Kitchen – a new cookery school in central Brighton which will encourage people to cook, learn new skills and enjoy food together.
The project is the brainchild of the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, a non-profit organisation that has been teaching cookery within the community for almost 10 years.
The kitchen will be built in a large ground-floor space in Community Base, Queens Road as a teaching kitchen and venue for hire. Subsided courses will be offered to people with learning difficulties, on low incomes or with mental health issues.
The initial building work in the Community Kitchen has been funded by the Veolia Environmental Trust and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery with support from the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
Works to clear the site got underway just before Christmas with the support of MacConvilles Surveying and building students from Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
The Gyoury Self Sussex team is providing structural engineering input to the refurbishment works alongside a team of local contractors, including Cheesmur Building Contractors, Crofton Consulting and Claire Potter, an award-winning designer and interior architect.
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has launched a month-long Kit Out The Kitchen crowdfunding campaign that will run throughout February to raise the final £20,000 necessary to bring the kitchen to life. If you wish to donate to the campaign, visit the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership crowdfunding page >
Works to the shell of the building are scheduled to finish by March, with a view to the kitchen being fitted out during April. We are delighted to be on board with the Brighton & Hove Community Kitchen project and look forward to keeping you posted on progress.
Image credit: Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
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