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Keep up to date with all the exciting goings-on at Chefs in School below.

New Jean Jullien Mural at the School of Food

New Jean Jullien Mural at the School of Food

Our new Jean Jullien mural is complete at the Hackney School of Food.

The Hackney School of Food is a collaboration between ourselves and the LEAP Federation. We want it to be a place kids are proud of and enjoy visiting to learn about food.

Amelia Freer Supports Chefs in Schools

Amelia Freer Supports Chefs in Schools

We are very excited to welcome a new ambassador to Chefs in Schools. Amelia Freer, the international best-selling author and one of the UK’s leading Nutritional Therapists, is now supporting our work

New Collaboration with Coin Street Nursery  

New Collaboration with Coin Street Nursery  

A new nursery has signed up to work with us. Coin Street is committed to changing the way we think about food in schools and making sure we can supply it to tight budgets. People often think it can be expensive to cook from scratch – it doesn’t have to be, as Coin Street is showing.

Sustainable School Kitchen Webinar – Watch Now

Sustainable School Kitchen Webinar – Watch Now

Making your kitchen sustainable can save money and the planet. If you missed our webinar on sustainable kitchens, you can watch it online now. It’s not just packed with tips, tricks and expert advice, there’s a recipe demo too.

The Reality of Food in Schools

The Reality of Food in Schools

Our Chief Executive, Naomi Duncan, shared her thoughts with Clemmie Telford for The Mother Of All Lists blog on how and why we need to transform food, food culture and food education in schools.

Food Education Work Supported by Tastily

Food Education Work Supported by Tastily

Young cooks in inner city London will have improved access to food education thanks to a partnership between our charity and Tastily – a new pre-made meal subscription service.

Hawksmoor Returns to Help Covid Response Lunch Box Scheme

Hawksmoor Returns to Help Covid Response Lunch Box Scheme

Around 100 more families are set to receive weekly Lunch Boxes – thanks to the Hawksmoor restaurant joining our Covid response work. During the first lockdown, Hawksmoor opened their kitchens to make meals for our Free School Meals hampers. Now, with demand increasing again, they’re stepping in to help out for a second time.

20,000 Meals a Week Going Out During Lockdown

20,000 Meals a Week Going Out During Lockdown

Our lunch box scheme is expanding to keep up with demand during school closures. Working with schools, we’re supporting the families who may not have enough food to feed their family nourishing meals.

Bags of Support from Bags of Ethics

Bags of Support from Bags of Ethics

The collection of food parcels for families from Grasmere, Matthias and Harrington Hill Primary Schools will be a lot easier for families thanks to support from Bags of Ethics. The food parcels are given to families on top of their weekly free school meal food voucher but one recurring issue has been getting the food home.

Better is Possible with Free School Meal Provision

Better is Possible with Free School Meal Provision

We’ve seen the photos of the shocking free school meals being sent to families and felt it was important to comment. We believe better is possible and poor standards need to be addressed.

What Covid Taught Us About Collaboration

What Covid Taught Us About Collaboration

Our Head of Development, Polly Praill, looks back on the lessons we’ve learned from working in school food during Covid – more than anything we’ve realised the vital importance of collaboration when it comes to change.

Stickers Galore!

We are delighted to be receiving thousands of stickers from the wonderful Discount Sticker Printing. The lovely Leah got in touch with Chefs in Schools after reading about our work and offered us stickers and banners to support the promotion of our work.

Ethical Cooking Classes from the Hackney School of Food

Ethical Cooking Classes from the Hackney School of Food

We are excited to launch our 2021 cooking classes at the Hackney School of Food. These classes give the chance to learn something new while also supporting our charity. Not only do we have incredible experts lined up to teach tricks of the trade but a few famous faces too. The classes start in January – dates TBC – but vouchers are available now. All proceeds go towards our work in child health and school food.