Clerkenwell Is Getting A New Refugee-Led And Migrant-Led Cookery School

By Maire Rose Connor Last edited 6 months ago
Clerkenwell Is Getting A New Refugee-Led And Migrant-Led Cookery School
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A cookery school where refugees, asylum seekers and migrants will share their culinary talents with the world is opening in London this June.

Since 2017, Migrateful has provided migrants with the training — including English lessons — to become professional cookery teachers, improving access to employment and facilitating social integration. So far, both the chef training and the classes themselves have taken place at a rotating roster of venues. However, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign — match-funded by the Mayor of London's Make London programme — Migrateful is putting down roots at Clerkenwell's 3 Corners Centre.

Migrateful Cookery School will boast 10 cooking stations for classes of up to 20 participants each. Teachers will share a diverse array of traditional cuisines — from Cameroonian to Cuban, Syrian to Sri Lankan and so much more besides. The school will also benefit from a banquet-style dining space and a fully-equipped kitchen for commercial catering and feeding the community initiatives.

Although Migrateful has already surpassed its crowdfunding target, you can still contribute. All funds raised during this overfunding period will help improve the school, allowing Migrateful to install a herb garden, outdoor seating and better signage.

Click here to make a donation, or see what other community-led projects in the Make London programme need your support here.

Last Updated 16 April 2021