MAKING COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH FOOD

food academy uk

We deliver fun and top quality cooking classes as well as fantastic cooking events for corporates, colleges and schools. Our team building workshops are second to none and we provide consultancies on food education, public health and setting up and running food businesses.

We use food and cooking to brighten lives and build stronger communities by inspiring people to love better food, provide key cooking skills and to learn about exciting careers and businesses in food.

In 2011, with our partners' 25 years local experience creating innovations to help people in East London, we decided to use food and cooking as a powerful way to bring positive change. During this initial period, 2011-2014, we created, funded and successfully ran the first Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food in London -Ministry of Food Stratford.

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+We have become a proud delivery partner of the Prince's Trust programme Get Started with Cooking! We are offering a week cooking training course open to 16-25 young people not currently in education, training or employment. NEW COURSE 28 march 2016 IN Kennington

+ We are proud to be working with Queen Mary University on an East London Study Looking into Effects of Mediterranean Diet in Pregnancy funded by Barts Charity.

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what people say about us

Jez Groom, Director Ogilvy & Mather

"The Food Academy just keeps on giving. It gives the team the opportunity to build friendships in an out of work and fun environment. It gives senior leaders a channel to get closer and open up to the people that help them achieve their goals. The course gives some great insider cooking tips and knowledge to impress your friends. But most importantly, it's about businesses contributing back to society and local communities and thinking about people as well as profits".

Rosie Boycott, Mayor of London Food Advisor

"This is a fantastic initiative, which should help a whole new generation be inspired by cooking and develop a healthy love of food".

Susan Jebb, Co-author Foresight Obesity Report

"Good food is vital to good health and this is a real opportunity to help equip people with the confidence and cooking skills they need to be able to prepare healthy food for themselves and their families."

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