Inclusion and diversity to be celebrated at new cookery school set to launch in Eastbourne.
TV chef, cookery writer and Eastbourne Local,
A Home Away From Home
Described as a ‘home away from home’, the open plan kitchen venue will offer a variety of cookery classes to reflect the diverse community in Eastbourne, from gourmet cooking, kids cookery clubs, vegan and vegetarian cooking. Classes inspired by cuisine from around the world including African cooking, macaron, bread making and more.
Known for hands-on cookery classes and immersive experiences in London and The South East. Lerato who is also a regular contributor on the BBC will teach as well as invite local talent and guest chefs to host exciting classes, supperclubs, yoga feasts and wine tasting events.
Community Cookery Classes
Community classes will also be held to support locals and organisations like the Food Bank and St Wilfrid's Hospice. Includes also families on low income, the elderly and carers. Then there are those who need help with independent living, social inclusion and nutrition.
The kitchen will contribute to Winter Night Shelters to offer decent meals to the homeless. We hope to bring the community together to look after one another. One of our most exciting plans is to host annual Christmas Feasts where those who would otherwise be alone or lonely can enjoy a proper festive meal with good cheer. We already host this annually at home, but with our new venue, we can host a lot more people to a truly memorable Christmas.
A crowdfunding campaign has just been launched on crowdfunder with exciting rewards for supporters who will be ‘founding members' of the cookery school. You can enjoy a private cookery class for 2, kids cookery club membership and more. There is also a plan for wheelchair access with an adjusting cooking station.
“At our cookery school and kitchen, we will inspire passion for cooking while promoting togetherness and well being. This will be like an extension of our home, a place where everyone is welcome to learn, share and feast together.”
“Cooking is important for survival, for our mental health, good nutrition and to strengthen bonds between one another. While stressing the importance of developing our cooking skills at every stage in life, I believe in providing people with confidence in cooking and trusting their palette.
The cookery school will host seasonal supperclubs using the best of Sussex produce and wines. Lerato who “We also aim to attract local talent from amazing bakers, chefs and home cooks, who need a platform to share their skills with the wider community.”
Lerato cookery school and Kitchen will be launching in the spring of 2020.