Nothing brings people together like good food.
If you’re planning an event for your community, we’d love to lend a hand with 30% off our food.
“With your generous community discount we are able to work within budget and still provide a delicious 'homemade' meal”
Lynne Sidkin – Community Champion COOK Southgate.
Hundreds of events all over the UK have used our Community Kitchen discount – from community lunches and school fairs, to charity fundraisers and holiday camps for disadvantaged children.
Over 80% of event organisers said using our food helped reduce the effort and stress involved and 79% said it freed up time for them to focus on making their events even better.
Your event must be catering for at least 20 people and you’ll need to fill out an application form. You can collect an application form in store or download one here.
Dale's Top Tips For Mass Catering...
COOK founder Dale was a banqueting chef for many years, so there’s not much he doesn’t know about mass catering. He’s put together a brief guide for you.
1. Defrost your food in the fridge overnight. This will make it easier to decant into saucepans or dishes and quicker to cook. Also defrost any cream-based puddings in the fridge overnight.
2. Ensure hands, utensils and surfaces are squeaky clean.
3. If you’re heating casserole-style dishes on the hob, add a splash of water to your saucepans at the beginning to make sure the food doesn’t dry out.
4. Warm your food on a medium heat, stirring regularly until it’s piping hot all the way through (to be sure, you can use a temperature probe to check it has reached 75 °C). Heating a big saucepan full of casserole for 20 people should take roughly 20 minutes to half an hour.
5. If you’re cooking with lots of dishes in the oven, rotate them between shelves to make sure everything cooks through evenly. If you’re using a microwave, make sure to check that the food is cooked evenly and is piping hot.