We are Brixton People’s Kitchen.
Brixton’s first Food waste sharing Social enterprise. Since 2011 we have been sharing food with strangers as a way of bringing people together.
What are our aims?
- Get people together. It might be a cliché, but we believe food gets people talking. Our events are completely collaborative, and we have made new friends at each single one.
- Share skills and learn new ones. Another cliché: we love South London because of the diversity of its people…and its diversity of culinary skills. We want to build on the expertise within our communities, swapping ideas and knowledge at our events. Our events include recipe swaps and cooking demonstrations from members of the community.
- Reducing food waste. With its markets and numerous restaurants, Brixton is a food hub. It is estimated that 36% of Brixton’s waste is food. However, food waste from retailers only account for a small portion of the total amount of food we waste – the majority actually comes from households. We want to avoid moralising and instead inspire people through hands-on cooking sessions that encourage people to think about creative ways around food waste reduction.