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The Pepper Pot Kitchen

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The Pepper Pot Kitchen

The Pepper Pot Kitchen

Pepperpot Day Centre By Pepperpot Day Centre

Help us set up a 6-week Caribbean lunch stall, sharing recipes collected from the community, feeding the elderly for free and encouraging intergenerational and cultural interaction.

Kensington and Chelsea Idea stage

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K and C has a large Caribbean community, and we want to preserve and celebrate their wonderful history of food and culture. The food stall will be open two days a week outside the Pepper Pot Centre on Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove. Buy yourself lunch for £7 and a +65 local will also get to eat for free! Locals are submitting their Caribbean lunch recipes to: So, why not share your favourite Caribbean recipe and tell us more about it means to you! The stall will be open 16th Jan to 28th Feb. Pledge £7 to secure your first lunch!

What we'll deliver:

  • Enhance understanding about Caribbean culture
  • Sell lunch for £7, give lunch for free to those over 65
  • Collect local Caribbean lunch recipes and create the 6 week menu
  • Combat isolation, loneliness, and hunger for the elderly
  • Provide a space for local community to interact and enjoy something delicious and warm to eat
  • Put up and run a food stall for 6 weeks

Why it's a great idea:

There is no other traditional Caribbean food outlet in the local area. The food stand will raise the profile of the Pepper Pot Centre - an activity centre for the elderly and will enable users sustain social interact with passers-by who are predominantly residents of the local community. Profits from the food stand will go back in to the running of the Centre that serves approximately 200 local residents over the age of 50. This project will enable generational interaction and galvanise social activities that are so important for combatting isolation and loneliness whilst promoting health and wellbeing through traditional food and recipes that will actually come from elders of the Caribbean community with ownership and pride!

Steps to get it done:

  • Local business walk about
  • publicise the food stall
  • User-led fundraising activites
  • Gather local recipies from the community
  • purchasing equipment and food stock in time for lauch in new year
  • video vox pops and social media campaigning

The food stand will be a great opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills and interact with the community. The intergenerational aspects of being able to communicate, share and appreciate knowledge and skills in a social setting will be valuable to community cohesion . We hope that the food stand will also bring a special community spirit and togetherness that is representative of “ the pepper pot”. That is why we are asking the Caribbean community to send in the traditional recipes that we would make available on the food stand

Location Kensington and Chelsea

About the space

Thorpe Close, under the Westway. A hub of coluntary activity in North Kensington


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

How will the money be spent?Total £6,797

Professional Kitchen - £1,800 (26%)
Chef/Manager - £1,575 (23%)
Food - £1,520 (22%)
Equipment - £1,240 (18%)
Advertising - £180 (3%)
Other - £482 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

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Professional Kitchen
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £6,797

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