Award winning community cookery school providing access to food that's good for people & the planet
We give Londoners vital cooking, growing and food sourcing skills to lead healthier, happier more environmentally sustainable lives. We promote affordable, local, seasonal, organic, plant-based food and work with groups most in need such as low income, vulnerable and marginalised groups. People we've worked with include young people in care, young carers, people with long term health challenges, low income families, pensioners, long term unemployed, recovering addicts, homeless and migrants.Why the community needs us
We offer practical cookery classes where people can experiment with healthy ingredients and cooking techniques in a supportive and fun environment. Our classes and celebration events enhance the local sense of community and bring diverse people together who's lives would not usually intersect. Our volunteer programme offers local people employability skills, accredited training and a chance to give back. And our kitchen gives food start-ups an affordable base to launch a new business.Our impact on the community
Since launching in 2012 we have helped 7,000 Londoners gain the vital food skills to lead healthier, happier lives - many with challenging life circumstances. In 2017 our results showed 93% of participants felt more connected to their local community and 98% ate more healthily. One of our participants Patrick, age 83 says, "I learnt to cook with MIH after my wife died. I now eat more veg than I have in my life. I made new friends - it was fantastic."
Apprentices - work one day a week for 3 months in the MIH office assisting the project managers; be a class host assisting the cookery teachers to deliver cookery lessons, join our board as a trustee or Chair, run community outreach stalls for us !