The Bridport Community Cooking kit is a new project for the Bridport Local Food Group. The aim is to get more adults and children in the Bridport area cooking. We believe that cooking is a core life skill and want to give everyone the opportunity to cook and enjoy good food. The Bridport Community Cooking Kit consists of essential cooking equipment and will be available for other community groups to borrow for free to give demonstrations and hands-on cookery sessions.
Ines Cavill from the Bridport Local Food Group said :
‘Every June at the Food Festival we include a wide range of cooking experiences for all ages – a chance to learn cooking skills from experts in the ‘make and take’ tent, the new teen zone and not to mention the popular children’s marquee where we’ve enabled hundreds of local young people to create everything from smoothies to sushi. After years of improvising with kitchen equipment from home and borrowing from other Food Group supporters, we thought how helpful it would be to have a dedicated cooking kit – not just for use by all the workshops led by the festival each summer, but also throughout the year by other community groups in and around Bridport.
With a generous grant from Dorset AONB we’ve been able to put together the new Bridport Community Cooking Kit – it’s got enough equipment for up to 30 so a whole school class can learn with it . We’re looking forward to seeing it used by all kinds of local community groups….’
We will be launching the new Bridport Community Cookery Kit on Saturday 21st October at Bucky Doo Square. From 10 am to 1 pm the team will be joined by Dom Brown, chef and owner of BearKat who has kindly agreed to demonstrate the use of the new Community Cooking Kit. Dom will be making delicious soups using locally sourced pumpkins, squashes and most probably onions from Onion Jack who will be selling onions on the market. There will be Pumpkin and Squashes also available to buy.
If you are in Bridport please do pop by and say ‘Hello’ we’d love to tell you about this new and exciting project, you’ll be able to taste some of Dom’s delicious homemade soup too!