A new community kitchen has opened its doors for local people to come together and share their love of food and cooking. The new kitchen, with appliances donated by cooking enthusiast brand NEFF and design and furniture provided by Howdens, is located at Kentmere Community Centre in Seacroft and was officially opened on World Food Day.
The community kitchen, which will run in partnership with LS14 Trust to teach residents new cookery skills and support small, local enterprises in the area, is already proving popular with the local community.
The first bespoke six-week course was shaped by demand in the community and aims to support people to build life skills in cooking, and also budgeting, self-reliance and caring for their own health through better diets. After each session the participants will be armed with a new recipe to take home and try as well as learning new cooking methods through the range of NEFF appliances at each cooking station.
This is the first Kitchen Love community kitchen to open in Yorkshire and is the third to launch as part of the Kitchen Love campaign by cooking enthusiast brand NEFF and environmental charity Hubbub, along with new partner for 2019, Howdens. The campaign sees kitchen appliances and furniture donated to community centres to help improve their facilities and offering they can provide to people. With support from Howdens, the existing kitchen was replaced and installed with brand new appliances and furniture.