Free Cookery Workshops

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We run a number of free cookery workshops in various parts of the city, funded by Cambridge City Council. Where these are open to the public, we advertise in the local area, but sometimes these are closed groups, with participants recruited by the Council workers and by Children’s Centres. These have been with families, young people and older people in assisted living.






We are always looking for volunteers to help at cookery sessions and other events we host. For more information, please see our volunteering opportunities page, or contact if interested. We’d love to hear from you!

The Purple Cooking Elephant

The Purple Cooking Elephant is a group of 5 mums and 10 children who are aspiring to host their own cookery workshops after being inspired by the Thyme to Cook workshops hosted by CSF and the North Cambridge Community Partnership over the last 2 and a half years. 

They have been working towards running their own group and have been given use of a local community centre and kitchen for free. They are currently fundraising for play equipment for the children and ingredients. If you would like to help this worthy cause reach their £1000 target, you can donate via their crowdfunding page.

Their sessions will run once a week and will focus on creating healthy, nutritious food on a budget. They believe that running these sessions creates a community and reduces isolation as well as creating an opportunity to share stories and offer support to other families. They aim to host their first session in September and are working on other funding sources to ensure sessions can continue to run and expand the workshops to more families. 






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