This time of year is always a little nerve-wracking at COOK, as we wait to hear from the Guild of Fine Food about the Great Taste Awards. The results finally arrived last week and we’re chuffed to tell you that 14 COOK dishes won a coveted star this year.
Dish of the Dale this week is our lovely new Balinese Vegetable Curry. Inspired by the cuisine of the exotic, volcanic island of Bali, this pot is erupting with flavour: chunky butternut squash, kale and sliced red onions in a rich, aromatic curry sauce made with lemongrass and coconut milk, over brown rice. Dairy free and clocking in at a very reasonable 293 calories, it microwaves in minutes.
At the COOK Kitchen we actively recruit people who might otherwise struggle to find a job. People like Red, who after a tough childhood ended up in prison. Here’s a moving short film about his road to redemption which might prompt you to ask yourself: would you be prepared to give someone like Red a second chance?
Be Part of the Family:
Only by working together as one team can we achieve our goals. We all have different roles, different abilities and different personalities: by collaborating we can do remarkable things. We look out for each other, look after each other and muck in where necessary. Like all families, sometimes we’ll fall out but we always make up after a row.
You may have noticed the 4-portion meals in our freezers are stacked up all higgledy-piggledy at the moment. It’s because we’re fazing out the old packaging and bringing in the new, so please bear with us.
The new packaging means we’ll be able to fit more in and offer you more choice, but that’s all that has changed: the weight, recipe and ingredients are exactly the same.
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”
If you visit COOK HQ in Kent and pop upstairs to the office, you’ll see a line of clipboards hanging up in the kitchen above the microwaves. That’s where members of the team can sign up to lunchtime workshops. That might sound a bit dull and corporate, but in fact they are on a whole host of weird and wonderful subjects.
Last week the B Corp community got together in Battle, East Sussex. We’re very proud to be a founding member of this important movement in Britain that believes that business can be a force for good in society. When we joined, there were just five of us; now there are 140 in the UK alone!