We’re really excited to announce that we’re working with City Harvest to address a really important topic, surplus food. While thousands of people go hungry each day, safe, healthy and usable food is being disposed of as waste. City Harvest collects this nutritious surplus food from all segments of the food industry including restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers. All of the food at a number Cook School events teaching chidlren to cook in schools across London will have been destined for waste.

“City Harvest supports over 250 organisations across London, providing healthy, high-quality surplus food that otherwise would be wasted. We are always looking for exciting new projects to help spread information about the effects of surplus food and the scale of hunger in London. When Cook School approached us, it was easy to say yes. Educating the next generation about food and nutrition is essential to creating a sustainable food system.” Francesca Santucci, City Harvesthttp://www.cityharvest.org.uk

“I’ve never tried some of these things before, I’m going to make it again at home and add some other things too.” Ryan, aged 9 years. “Yep, that was the first time I’ve ever eaten a tomato, I stood by the bin incase I didn’t like it, but actually it was ok.” Charlotte, 11 years old.