Story and photo by Emilie Taylor
Friends of Abbeyfield Park Peoples Kitchen Project has been awarded a substantial grant from Awards for All, and will be working with the Architecture Department at Sheffield University over two years to develop our ideas for a community cafe and food workshop.
The grant will enable volunteers to deliver a pop up cafe session in the park once a month, where local people will share recipes from different cultures, and there will be art and craft workshops to make items for the cafe. The first of these will take place on Saturday 27th October.
The University will be helping the group explore the long term viability of the cafe operating out of the stables attached to Abbeyfield House. They will survey the building and discuss what the cafe would look like with local people. The students will hopefully set up a local office and develop ideas in the Live Works studio on the Moor.
We would love to hear from people who would like to share a recipe. Potential chefs can receive a small grant for their expenses, preparation time and presenting the recipe, as well as money for ingredients. Couscous, curry, stew, goulash, dumplings, pakora, a delicious pudding or sweets perhaps?
We are also keen to hear from local musicians who would be interested in playing at events.
Contact Emilie on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more about taking part.
The People’s Kitchen team meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Abbeyfield House at 7.30pm. We are always looking for volunteers and fresh input! Keep up to date on our Facebook page Pitsmoor People’s Kitchen.