What we do
Everything we do has two things in common:
great food and good company.
Here is a taste (!) of some of the things we offer.
Look at our What’s On page for more information about upcoming events.
These take place monthly in Moretonhampstead and Chagford and are open to anyone who would like to come along for an affordable and delicious two-course lunch and some good company. We love to get requests for favourite dishes to appear on the menu and can help with transport if needed.
Please note: these are currently on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Men's Cookery Course
Each week during this six-week course we cook a two-course meal focusing on different skills ranging from simple knife skills to pastry via bread and fish cookery. It is designed for men with little or no experience of cooking and at the end of each session we share lunch and decide what to cook the following week. As well as improving your skills, we guarantee that there will be plenty of laughs.
Kawthar is a Syrian Refugee who moved to Moretonhampstead with her young family in 2019. She is a great cook and is delighted to be able to share dishes from Syria at these cook-along sessions. Come along to cook together, guided by Kawthar and learn about the food and culture of Syria while you’re doing it. You may even pick up a bit of Arabic! At the end of the session we will share a meal and you will take home all the recipes along with some leftovers.
Cost: £20 (includes all ingredients, lunch or dinner and recipes to take home).
This National Lottery Community funded project aims to encourage young people to cook from scratch, taking inspiration from different countries around the world including Italy, Mexico and India. During the two-hour session they will cook a variety of delicious dishes that they can take home to feed the family and they will also get a recipe booklet to continue their culinary journey at home. After this funded course we hope to organise more cookery sessions for children and young people, so please get in touch if you would like to be kept informed of upcoming events.
Cook Together Eat Together
These cooking sessions are led by a guest cook who is a specialist in one area such as Indian food or patisserie. They are an opportunity to learn new skills in a friendly and sociable environment and always involve sharing a meal at the end as well as plenty to take home and recipes so that you can make them again to impress your friends and family!
Cost: Varies from £20-£35. These sessions help us to raise funds to provide subsidised or free activities for those most in need.
If there is a particular type of cooking that you’re interested in, let us know.
We take donated surplus vegetables from organic farms such as Riverford and Chagfood as well as local growers and turn them into delicious and healthy soups that are delivered every Friday (along with organic bread or a cheese scone from Bread by Liz) in a tiffin tin to homes and workplaces in Moretonhampstead. In the summer we also offer salads. As well as providing a delicious and nutritious meal and reducing food waste, these soups bring in valuable funds to support our work. If you are interested in joining the Friday Souper Slurpers, get in touch!
To register for a course please use the form below – be sure to select which course you are interested in and enter the correct date.
Moretonhampstead Advent Windows
Bringing people together is at the heart of what we do and we loved organising Moretonhampstead’s first Advent Windows in December 2019. Every evening at 6.30 a new window was unveiled in someone’s home or business around the town. Mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies aplenty were shared as we counted down each night for the great unveiling. Each window was different and we’re excited to see what 2020 Advent Windows will bring, despite the restrictions.