A derelict former office space in Brighton has been transformed into a stunning Community Kitchen where people can be inspired to cook for health, fun and friendship. Brewers Decorator Centres donated the paint that is providing the calming blue and grey backdrop to the new Brighton & Hove Food Partnership Community Kitchen – a cookery-for-all initiative backed by, among others, People's Postcode Lottery with support from the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
A social enterprise, the Community Kitchen will offer competitively-priced cookery courses from celebrated local chefs and food experts at the same time as providing subsidised courses for people who can benefit from learning about and sharing good food, for example people with dementia, parents with young children and adults with learning disabilities.
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is a non-profit organisation which uses food to create positive change in people's lives. It has run its cookery courses for the past 10 years in community centres but the new dedicated space means more people will be able to benefit from their courses.
Vic Borrill, Director of the Food Partnership, said: "We approached Brewers because they were recommended to me as a family business with good connections into local communities. They have been incredibly supportive of this project and everyone I've dealt with has been unstintingly helpful. The end result is just amazing."