We are a social enterprise, building health and community through family cooking. We run stay-and-play style cooking sessions and through these and other activities help young children and their adults explore, enjoy and engage with food and each other. We’ve found there are so many great ways of getting families cooking – and a nearly infinite list of benefits! But the one thing that our activities will always have in common is that they’ll be simple, fun for everyone and from scratch!
Kids Kitchen is... Fun – Sustainable – Inclusive – Collaborative - Open
We have fun – adults too! Kids Kitchen is about us all enjoying good company and good food.
We cook from scratch – and mostly savoury – recipes. Everyone looking after a child needs to think up at least two savoury meals a day!
We cook with simple plant-based ingredients – we avoid dairy, eggs and meat. This is the best way we have found to be cheap, sustainable and inclusive.
We use organic, local, ingredients where we can.
We talk about where our food comes from.
We share the eating as well as the making.
We actively involve everyone in activities. No-one is too old or too young to enjoy Kids Kitchen.
We create a space for us all to engage with each other. Being a carer can be isolating but it is also a great time start new relationships that can last a lifetime.
We build connections – so many friendships and networks have been created through Kids Kitchen! We believe what we are doing is important and we want as many people as possible to be doing it too.