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Senegalese cooking classes and culture

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Senegalese cooking classes and culture

Senegalese cooking classes and culture

Georges Mane By Georges Mane

To teach people in the Newington Green and Mildmay Ward community how to make Senegalese food, and to understand and experience Senegalese culture.

Islington Idea stage

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Addressing the fact that many people don't know how to cook delicious and nutritious food, this project aims to equip people with recipes and practical training on making simple Senegalese dishes. Delivered by Chef Khadim, the founder and head chef of Little Baobab, this programme will aim to develop the cooking skills of diverse members of the Newington Green and Mildmay ward community. Alongside the cooking instruction, each class will showcase Senegalese culture through live music performances by Senegalese musicians and explanations of various aspects of the culture and traditions. This will build on Little Baobab's work in promoting Senegalese culture and increasing cross-cultural understanding. As follow up to the classes, each participant will be provided with a copy of Little Baobab's new cookbook which explains the recipes in detail, as well as the opportunity to obtain ongoing assistance and support from Chef Khadim and the Little Baobab team.

What we'll deliver:

  • A series of 7 virtual cooking classes
  • Senegalese music performances with each class
  • A copy of Little Baobab's new cookbook upon completion
  • Ongoing support from Chef Khadim
  • A delivery of the ingredients needed for each class

Why it's a great idea:

By increasing people's ability to make flavourful and healthy food at home the project is able to increase the health and wellbeing of people in the local community, as well as saving them money. The project is particularly aimed at those in the Newington Green and Mildmay Ward community who lack cooking skills and perhaps live alone, providing them with new skills and community links. Particularly many Senegalese and black British people in the local community can't cook and through our existing links we can easily engage them. The project will also increase people's understanding of Senegalese culture. The Senegalese community is a small but growing group in London and through our classes we aim to showcase elements of Senegalese culture.

Steps to get it done:

  • Advertise classes and get initial sign-up
  • Book people in for specific classes and arrange delivery of ingredients
  • Run the classes
  • Provide them with cookbook and ongoing support


Location Islington

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London Borough of Islington

How will the money be spent?Total £5,474

Ingredients for participants - £2,625 (48%)
Payment for Chef Khadim - £1,400 (26%)
Musician payments - £700 (13%)
Advertising and promotion - £275 (5%)
Other - £474 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Ingredients for participants
Payment for Chef Khadim
Musician payments
Advertising and promotion
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Enable more people to attend classes, or run extra classes

Total £5,474

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