TATI UPDATE: TATI started its workshops in April 2019 with 4 workshops and over over 20 women. The workshops developed a menu to test and key design concepts for the space. We had wonderful help from Momtaz Begum who developed the sessions, along with Architect Abu Siddiki and PARAA Architecture & Design Studio, Bangladesh and photographer Chloe Rosser who documented the sessions. Also huge thanks to Kobi Nazrul and Brady Centre for accommodating the workshops. We followed up the workshops with inviting people to a 'taster' session of the menu developed in the workshops at #Trampery #Republic. The women made some wonderful food, see image. And we had great response from those who were invited to the event. We had an average score of 4.5 out of 5. comments included, 'When are you opening?' / 'The food was very tasty. Not like I have tasted before.' / 'It was a wonderful set up. Felt very comfortable. The women greeted us with warmth and talked about the food'. We could not have got greater encouragement. With such positive feedback, TATI had over 16 women who signed up to do Stage 2: Basic Cookery Skills in a Commercial Kitchen at Shadwell Centre, part of Tower Hamlets Idea Store. We had the wonderful Lois who over 6 sessions have taken the women on a journey of making savoury Choux pastry to Thai fish cake burger and salad alongside learning to be in and cook in a professional kitchen for the public. We have explored food from many countries and a variety of cooking skills alongside health, hygiene and safety issues. Stage 3: Pop up kitchen - we cook and serve to the public. A chance to say thank you to all and to get feedback from all our existing and new supporters and other well wishers. Before we do that in late September / early October, TATI will be ensuring the women participants have had the opportunity to obtain Level 2 Food Safety in Catering certificate. TATI is progressing and building on the strengths of the women. Your continual support is appreciated and needed. If you wan to volunteer with TATI. If you want to invest in TATI. Please contact us.