Kids Kitchen: Cooking Together


Since 2011 we have been cooking with kids, and supported others to start their own sessions - in cafes, from their own front rooms and in community centres. 

The Hornbeam

Where it all started - The Hornbeam Community Cafe in Walthamstow. The three sessions became monthly and were run by Rebecca and Eva from 2011-2014.


When Aneta and Eric moved from East to South London they missed Kids Kitchen so much they started their own. Aneta asked a friend if she could use her kitchen and invited her neighbours along. Now she is Hub Coordinator!

Annabelle's Kitchen

Annabelle came to our first ever Kids Kitchen and continued to be a regular at the Hornbeam. She also hosted in her front room and helped the toddlers of Hackney cook up a storm. Look at all those amazing Vegetables!

Kids Kitchen by Niki

Funding from the Big Lottery Fund allowed us to train and support new volunteers to start their own Kids Kitchens. One of our volunteers was Nikki. She is an amazing cook and with her two young children by her side Nikki has run sessions from a local community centre and her home. These kids have been adding spice to the veg for a tagine.

it got popular

FEASTS: Three Courses! As part of Appetite Festival in Waltham Forest, and community funding in Hackney we hosted an event bringing families together to cook and enjoy three courses including Summer rolls, Wellington with roast potatoes and an amazing vegan banoffee pie!


Some local funding helped Aneta take what she started in her friend's kitchen and run with it. She is now running regular sessions in South East London, and training others too.

The Red Route Cafe

After attending a free training session, Sara, Venetia and Agi got stuck in and planned, promoted and ran three great sessions from The Red Route Cafe in Lower Clapton, London. Here they are making a delicious couscous salad.