By Corin Bell, Director of Open Kitchen
Open Kitchen is a social enterprise and sustainable and ethical catering company. We’re a Real Living Wage Employer (which is still very rare in food, drink and hospitality), a local independent small business, and really committed to doing the right thing.
Our model is rather unique. We work with a huge range of food businesses to intercept beautiful food that will go to waste. We also buy ingredients, with everything we buy supporting the sustainable food future that we want to see – local, seasonal, sustainably produced and ethically sourced. Our team of experienced chefs use this ever changing mix to create fresh, bespoke, delicious menus every single day.
All of our profits (and some grant funding) support our community work, providing grocery parcels and nutritious meals to people experiencing food poverty. From the beginning of this year, as the cost of living crisis has been deepening, we’ve seen much higher demand for our grocery parcels and meals, and we want to be able to meet it, and that means we need to push to find new catering customers.
You can find our menus here plus a bit more info about all the ways we’re different from mainstream catering companies here. We’re always happy to create bespoke menus for regular customers, and can create menus to suit most budgets. New customers can enjoy 20% off their first catering order using the leaflets above.