Kids Kitchen Penge: October 28th 2015


Join us on October 28th at Penge East Community Centre for Fab, Fun Food times.IMG_20150708_114256From 10.15am to 1.15pm help your kids cook their own delicious healthy lunch from organic and local ingredients without having to worry about the mess. For ages 1-5. At 12 we sit down to eat our – always lovely – creation!

Aneta, Veronica and Lou will cook from scratch lovely pumpkin gnocchi Lots to do, but also plenty of time to play!

Please book here – we’ll confirm with an email a few days before.

10.15am (Arrive from 10.00)IMG_20150708_102935
Penge East Community Centre, Station Rd, London, SE20 7BE
£5 (£4 concession) includes lunch for your child.

Previous session stories and photos:


Photos: Community Kids Kitchen Walthamstow

Nicola and Melissa had another great session in August:

“We had 8 grown ups and 14 kids to feed… but was lots of fun. We made two types of Turkish Borek with a roasted red pepper dip and there was melon sorbet for a post clean-up treat!”

Free Workshop: Kids Kitchen ‘How To’ Friday 18th September

Eva vegWe’ve got another workshop for those interested in or already taking part in our Community Kids Kitchen sessions.  Completely free for volunteers!

Running a Kids Kitchen Session
10am-1pm Friday 18th September 
Arcola Theatre, Ashwin Street, Dalston Junction
Playworker provided – the workshop is for adults, but if you need to you can bring your child; our playworker Jess will be with the kids in a separate space in the same room.

There will be people there from all the areas we’re supporting, so a great opportunity to make plans for your own sessions or find out more from people who’ve already started.  We’ll look at:

Bookings and pricing
Recipe Planning
Organising Space
Tips for keeping both adults and children engaged
hi_big_e_min_blueThere’s also a opportunity to accredit what you’re doing with an AQA award, through the workshop and running/supporting Kids Kitchen sessions.

More info about the workshop here.  If you’d like to come, please complete this quick form.  Thanks!

Kids Kitchen Highams Park!





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Please join us on 14th August at the Mallinsons Scout Hut near Highams Park Lake for Fab Fun Food Times!

From 10am to 1pm help your kids cook their own delicious healthy lunch from organic and local ingredients without having to worry about the mess.

At 12 we sit down to eat our – always lovely – creation!

Session is for 5 and under, siblings very welcome as we are in holiday time, but will have to work around the younger kids. There is plenty of space outside and inside to play.

Rebecca will be planning this session on Monday 10th at the Scout Hut from 4pm with anyone that would like to help – we will talk about what we like to eat and decide the recipe.  This session is a bit different as we will also have a photographer taking some pictures of the food – and us! for Waltham Forest Eats community calendar.

washing upIdeas so far… a gorgeous tomato salad with squidged fresh local tomatoes… rice salad with lots of chopping and snipping and tearing of veggies to go in, maybe some rolling and mixing of pastry for some mini tarts…?!

10am  (Arrive from 9.50)
Mallinson Scout Centre, Highams Park IG8 9RE
£4 (£3 concessions) includes lunch for your child.

Walthamstow: Carrot and Courgette Spaghetti with Berry Ice Cream!

eating2Thanks so much for today!!  Both my kids loved it!  Excellent value and a beautiful menu!

Nicky and Melissa ran their third session in Walthamstow this week, this time at Nicky’s house.  Nicky says….
“It was a great success, a really fun vibe. The kids all had a great time and all the food was demolished! We made berry coconut ice cream (in cones for the kiddies), carrot and courgette spaghetti with sun dried tomato pesto, and a giant sharing platter of crudites with jam jars of dressing to dip in.”

Nicky managed this after only an hour’s sleep with a sick one-year-old! More photos below.

If you’d like to be part of sessions in Walthamstow – either coming along, or helping out, please get in touch by email and sign up to the mailing list.


First Kids Kitchen Penge: Story and Photos


Aneta and Eric


Penge East Community Centre

Thanks to all for a wonderful morning at the Penge East Community Centre last week – Aneta who organised, and her two lovely children, and her two friends who helped look after them!

Some pictures are below – as ever we created the tastiest food, Vietnamese Summer Rolls packed with flavour and tried out a few gadgets along the way!  Of course, what better way to end the session than a digger to look at.

Thanks for coming!  We are planning another on Wednesday 19th August – Aneta is planning mini pizza rolls with dough from scratch –  book now!

Aneta would like to continue the session, and the space is wonderful – each session needs at least 2 regular volunteers who are excited by getting people together, great food or both – get in touch if you’d like to be part of it.

Kids Kitchen: Penge and Sydenham

P1060960We’re really excited – Aneta will be setting up the first Kids Kitchen south of the river on July 8th!  This is her son Eryk, enjoying an earlier Kids Kitchen, he’s a bit bigger now!

Kids Kitchen July 8th at Penge East Community Centre From 10am to 1pm help your kids cook their own delicious healthy lunch from organic and local ingredients without having to worry about the mess. For ages 1-5.

At 12 we sit down to eat our – always lovely – creation! kids kitchen 074

Aneta is planning the menu with Eva and has decided on the popular Summer Rolls – lots of chopping and snipping, with some rolling and wrapping too.  And of course plenty of time and space to play and chat.

Please book online with this link – we’ll confirm with an email.

If you would like to be part of this Kids Kitchen – helping to set up, cook, plan – please email – for this session to continue we need a group of people to run it and you can do this with your child.  We have lots of support available – read more here.

10am  (Arrive from 9.50) Penge East Community Centre 13 Station Rd London SE20 7BE £5 (£4 concession) includes lunch for your child.

Thank you! Aneta, Rebecca and Eva