inside brighton’s community kitchen

As you stroll down Queen’s Road from the station, you may have noticed that something has been happening on the corner of North Road. The team from the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership have been busy working away on the build of their community kitchen. Earlier this year, they raised over £27,000 through their fundraiser, allowing them to develop the space with the help of an amazing team of local talent.

They raised the funds through a range of packages from having your name on a supporter pillar to masterclasses with local chefs, including Michael Bremner of 64 Degrees and Doug McMaster of Silo. Now we know we’d learn a thing or two from those foodie legends alone.


The Community Kitchen will operate as a social enterprise, so at the same time as providing subsidised courses, including the Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food Programme, there will be a shed load of competitively priced cookery courses from local chefs and food experts. If you’ve been to the Street Diner on a Friday and tried THE BEST fish sandwich in Brighton & Hove (in our opinion) from Olly’s Fish Shack, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the man himself is leading a class in cooking with fresh fish and spices.

Classes can be booked now, starting in June; we’ve got our eye on a class with Brighton party hostess with the most-ess CanTina (pictured below), who led the supper club movement down here in Brighton & Hove, holding the city’s very first. She’ll be sharing her ‘Easy Entertaining’ tips in the masterclass, including techniques for preparing ahead (yes please!) so you can entertain stress-free. She’ll take the group through a sample menu, which you can tuck into at the end – definitely one not to miss.


The kitchen’s aim is to give more people in the community the opportunity to learn about nutrition and master new cooking skills with classes ranging from Authentic Italian to Indian Cookery and the space will also be running heart-healthy cookery courses for people with learning disabilities. Concession tickets are available for most classes. We’ve also heard that their team of cooks are planning to introduce a course on what to do with food waste, teaching people how to be creative with what’s left in the fridge. Always useful!

The community kitchen officially opened on Thursday 17th May. They even cut a ribbon of garlic to celebrate…


The Community Kitchen, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XG


Photo credits: Simon Dack (featured and top)