We are very excited to announce the launch of Oxford’s new community kitchen!
Sunday 13th November at the Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford.
DinnerTime is a celebration of food, family and friends – a way to reclaim food in your community by making and sharing a meal together, reducing the amount of food we throw away and maybe gaining a new skill along the way.
Our first meal will be a trial for creating a ‘how to…’ guide that we are hoping other groups will use to start their own community kitchen. Come and help us!
DinnerTime is a collaboration between OxGrow, Food Justice and the Community Action Group Project, with kind support from the Oxford Food Bank. It will be held at the Oxford Hub‘s buzzing new social action centre, just above the Turl Street Kitchen.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend some or all of the event.
So how does it work? Simple. Below is how we imagine the evening panning out.
3pm – 4pm Hunt & Gather
Bring food you don’t know what to do with from 3pm onwards. This could be tins you’ve had in the back of the cupboards for ages, spare vegetables, pulses, herbs and spices, gluts from your allotment, left over apple crumble, etc. Generally, anything that’s edible and too good to throw out. (Sorry but we aren’t able to take meat or dairy products for reasons of food safety).
4pm – 6pm Let’s get cooking!
Come and help prepare the meal, this is where the fun begins! Make something yourself, lead a group or simply give a helping hand. There will be plenty of cooking equipment and DinnerTime chefs on hand to give advice (by the way all DinnerTime helpers have food hygiene, first aid certificates and a hearty appetite!). All ages and abilities welcome!
6pm – 7pm DINNER TIME!
Sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour; taste new things, have a natter, meet new people. Remember to bring a plate, mug and cutlery . If you have any allergies then please let us know in advance so we can cook to accommodate you or even better, come show us how it’s done. Any food left over can be either taken away (bring some Tupperware if you like), donated or, if all else fails, composted.
7pm onwards Film
Relax after a hearty meal with a hand-picked film, or get a drink from the bar and carry on chatting.
Easy peasy, Lemon squeezy!
Hope to see you there (don’t forget to RSVP),
Love from the DinnerTime Crew xxx