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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:


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

Family Feast! Chingford E4 22nd March

“Mister Maker meets Masterchef”: Come to the Family Feast at the John Beanse Centre, E4 7HR.  Sunday 22nd March 10am -1pm

Cultivate_finalLogoAs part of the Cultivate Festival We’ll be cooking up a three course storm again like last year at the Art Trail – have a look at this lovely blog from Natasha as a reminder!  Book through here:  £12 Adult, £8 kids and there is a reduced price if you need it. P1030515


A delicious veggie meal in a beautiful setting for under 5s and adult accomplices. The best part is that you AND your kids will be making it. And they won’t even notice how much they are learning!

We’ll start from with the raw – local and organic – ingredients at 10am… and by 12 we’ll be sitting down together to eat the fruits (and vegetables) of your labour.

We’ll feed their brilliant minds, and bodies. And we’ll even get them doing the washing up.

Some older siblings and adult friends are very welcome, just please let us know when you book and we’ll let confirm if there will be space.vegan_society_logo_pantone2014

How to Get there:

The John Beanse Centre is on the edge of the Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, E4 7HR,  a walk from Chingford Rail Station or close to the following buses:
212 from Walthamstow, Wood Street
397 from Loughton or Chingford Mount
179 from Ilford, Woodford
444 from Chingford Station, Angel Road

Useful bus map here

There is a small amount of parking.

Kids Kitchen in YOUR area?

Now we can encourage and support more people to run Kids Kitchen sessions!  With the help of the Big Lottery Fund we can provide resources and ideas for you to run your own community cooking activities.
We’re looking especially for people who share our values and vision and live in Hackney, Haringey Lewisham or Waltham Forest – but wherever you are please do get in touch:

What happens next?
We’ll arrange to meet and talk about:
•    Who we are and why we’d like to work with you
•    Who you are – parent, grandparent, child-minder, group of friends – and why you want to cook from scratch with kids
•    Who you’d like to do it with
•    What you think you might need: bits and pieces, support, space, time from us etc.
What we’ll offer:
•    We’ll plan and run two sessions with you
•    We’ll talk you through running 8 more with resources and ideas
•    Money for room hire and equipment
•    Guidance on what to charge and how to manage bookings
•    Loads of step-by-step plans
•    Training – meet others doing the same and learn skills and knowledge to facilitate sessions with kids, adults and food!

Get in Touch!


What a feast!

Thank you so much to everyone who came today. We really had an amazing time.


We cooked a 3 course meal for 30 people together today at our event Family Feast as part of the E17 Art Trail in Walthamstow. We used an amazing venue on the edge of Epping Forest called The Peterhouse Centre. The hall we had hired opened out onto a garden so we were lucky enough to be able to dine alfresco. We made fresh summer rolls to start, followed by Wellington, roast potatoes and salad (it had flowers in it! Delicious) and for pudding we had rhubarb crumble.

More pictures will be posted soon.

Here is a link to The Peterhouse Centre incase you ever need a great venue for something Link

P1030532Aneta, Eva and Rebecca with Luke and Ivy after all the washing up was done. Well done guys.