LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD


Hippocrates

TELL ME WHAT YOU EAT, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE.


Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.”


Epicurus

Happy, dancing Chef!

Ever so slightly serious chef!

WHAT WE DO

We create opportunities simply by making food.

THE FOOD TRUCK

Our 14ft multi-coloured mobile kitchen embodies what we do and adds value to all our activities. It gives us wheels and helps us bring great food to where its least expected. It's also a great vehicle for training and adding flavour and impact to any event or venue we attend...

READ MORE

EMPLOYABILITY & TRAINING

We run courses for unemployed adults and help them to find a route back to work. Our blend of kitchen based training, innovative career coaching and work experience in the hospitality and catering industry supports many positive outcomes.

READ MORE

SUPPORT & ENGAGEMENT

Preparing and sharing food touches peoples lives on so many levels and in such positive ways. For people with more acute needs this becomes even more important. Our programmes provide pathways and create opportunities for these individuals be they skills based or social ones.

READ MORE

WORKING WITH CHILDREN & FAMILIES

There's no better sight than parents and children exploring tastes together and learning real skills for their homes and their futures. We spend lots of time supporting schools and children's centres who appreciate the enormous all-round benefits a positive food focus can bring to their communities.

READ MORE

THE FOOD!

Skipping across the global culinary map while paying homage to locally sourced produce. We work closely with local farms, fisheries and producers and even a michelin starred chef who all support our ethos and activities. Be it in the school playground, a prison or at a corporate event, flavour and ambition count.

READ MORE

WHERE?

In fields, in the city, harbour side, on the beach, high streets, in schools and on farms...

Not all of these problems happen only in Kent. In fact you'd be surprised how much a difference can be made all over the UK.

some of our recent locations

Kent is our playground. We work across the UK and are available now. Contact us here, or find out more about how to buy our Food here!
WHY

WHY WE DO IT

Because we care.

We work with food because we love food.
We work with people because we love people.
But its much much more than that...

Over 80% of children in the UK are not consuming the recommended daily five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables
Shockingly, over 24% of men and 26% of women in the UK are statistically obese.

Many of the young people and vulnerable adults we work with rarely get things handed
to them on a plate. We want to change that. Literally...

With YOUR help, we can achieve even more amazing things.
WE HAVE A SHOPPING LIST!

There are a lot of things we would love to do. We need your help to make it happen!

  • To provide outreach work in deprived communities and hard to reach groups
  • To subsidise our work with vulnerable client groups making us affordable to these organisations
  • Promote the use of local produce
  • Support development in other areas of Kent
  • A kitchen
  • Volunteer programmes
  • Running costs
  • Develop workshop material

WHO

The Community chef was started by Sheppey Matters. We are a registered charity.

THERES QUITE A FEW OF US THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN
ZOEY
MIKE"The Community Chef"
STEVE"The web guy"
AARON
ALISTAIR"The Farmer!"
SPORTSMAN DAN"Our Michelin Starred friend"
DAZ
DOM SCANNELL"Sous You Sir!"
GARY
GUS & GEORGE
LUKA"Chef In Training!"
MICHAEL
MIKE!"The Community Chef!"
NAZ"From Traineee to Trainer!"
NICK"Photo Man"
THE POSTMAN"Even a postie needs good food"
PRINCE CHARLES"Number 1 by Royal approval!"
RICHARD CASTLE
ROGER
RUSSELL
SALLY
SHAB
STEFANO

PLUS OF COURSE OUR PARTNERS

We are so grateful to all the help and support that we have recived from both funders, producers, local farmers and of course you, the public for buying our tasty grub. We couldn’t do it without any of you.
Some of the logos below are just a snippet of the support we have and continue to receive.

defra-logo
GET SOCIAL

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Delicious blueberry butterfly cakes with a lemon mascarpone filling! All served up by the even more delicious... http://t.co/gVfvUmZRUd

CONTACT US

We would be delighted to hear from you, whether interested in being part of what we do, booking us for a catering supplier or you might be a farmer producing some of the best meat in your region!

1 + 2
=

Phone (Dom): 07870 229513

Phone (Mike): 07885 918799

Facebook Twitter