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!
“Since the arrival of the higher-welfare chorizo we’ve had made specially for COOK, our chefs have been going crazy for Spanish-inspired recipes. This one stood out. Lovely flavours of smoked paprika, red wine, garlic, red peppers and, of course, chorizo all come together with the classic roasted cubes of potatoes and whole chicken breasts. It’s a meal in itself, but I like to give it some zing with a squeeze of fresh lemon. It’s like taking your taste buds on holiday!”
We had a big 20th birthday party earlier this month at a lovely venue on an organic farm in Kent. Everyone who has been with us for 10 years or more was invited, along with friends of COOK past and present who have helped make us who we are today.