The place: Godalming in Surrey. The event: the annual Food Festival. The weather: occasional rain (of course, it is July).
Entries for this year’s prestigious ‘Pie Off’ came rolling in (not literally) from food giants like Waitrose to smaller, more specialist piemongers like Simon’s Pies and Wakeling Butchers. The stakes literally couldn’t have been any higher (for a pie competition in a market town). Sophia, the fearless manager of the local COOK shop, entered one of our favourites: a large Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie.
After some deliberation (and lots of eating), the Mayor and other judges made their a decision … and we won! Chicken Ham & Leek Pie.
Last month saw our Community Kitchen hit a century of events. A quiz night in West Wickham raising money for Cancer Research was the 100th local event to take advantage of 30% off our food. Since we launched the Community Kitchen last September we’ve helped feed 6,000 people at get-togethers up and down the country. The events have been as diverse as the communities we serve: an over 60s lunch, a masked ball, tennis club socials, meetings for recovering addicts, a funk night…