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Funded on Spacehive 11 February 2020

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ArtReach Trust By ArtReach Trust

Global Kitchen hosts and trains volunteer chefs from the refugee and asylum seeker community to share home country recipes and cooking skills with their local community through participatory meals

Leicester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 Feb 2020!

Global Kitchen is an initiative run in collaboration between ArtReach and Soft Touch Arts, both organisations are registered charities specialising in working with disadvantaged communities and supporting health and well-being through creativity of all types. Global Kitchen will have 3 strands of activity. 1) Refugee and asylum seeker individuals who would like to share their home country recipes will participate in a series of training workshops, alongside a professional chef, in order to learn how to cook in a professional kitchen and how to adapt their recipes to cater for large numbers of people. 2) Participatory meals (free of charge). An opportunity for members of the local community to come and take part / watch the preparation of the food and then sit down (along with the chefs) to share the food prepared - each dish from a different country! 3) The development and production of a Global Kitchen recipe book - containing all project recipes, interesting stories and images

What we'll deliver:

  • A series of free, participatory culinary experiences for and to unite the community
  • A Global Kitchen cook book - containing recipes, stories and images from across the world

Why it's a great idea:

Global Kitchen unites people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries through food - promoting unity and new friendships though food. The workshops help to provide training opportunities and improve confidence and well-being for refugees and asylum seekers and the shared, participatory meals help to introduce and educate the broader community about other cultures and communities. The cook book will provide a legacy for the project and funds raised from book sales will go directly towards future events.

Steps to get it done:

  • Global Kitchen will officially launch with its first shared dining experience
  • Bi-monthly dining experiences take place
  • Recipes, images and source materials will be gathered to help create the recipe book
  • A draft of the Global Kitchen recipe book will be prepared
  • The Global Kitchen recipe book will be launched

Promoting community cohesion, unity and developing an appreciation of the city's diverse community.

Location Leicester

About the space

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Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,635

Project management and facilitation - £2,500 (33%)
Kitchen, head chef and equipment hire (@ £250 per session) - £1,500 (20%)
Photography and artwork production for recipe book - £1,000 (13%)
Design of recipe book - £750 (10%)
Access costs - £600 (8%)
Ingredients - £500 (7%)
Print and production of recipe book - £320 (4%)
Other - £465 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Project management and facilitation
Kitchen, head chef and equipment hire (@ £250 per session)
Photography and artwork production for recipe book
Design of recipe book
Access costs
Print and production of recipe book
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Further sessions and an increased number of recipe books to be printed, which would allow further fundraising to support the continuation of the project.

Total £7,635

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