Welcome to the Hackney School of Food CIC
We teach chefs of all ages and abilities about growing and cooking food. Using produce from our own gardens, prepared in our award-winning professional kitchen, we work with schools, families, community groups and businesses, right here in the heart of East London.
A one-stop shop for food learning in the national curriculum.
For the Communuity
Sessions for chefs of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
For the Food Industry
A partner to support staff training and events.
For Your team
Collaborate and create with your colleagues on an away day with a difference.
An urban oasis for meetings, events and corporate entertainment.
Be part of our work.
Eating Better Video
“If we want to teach young people about sustainability, healthy eating and tackling climate change, school food is where it’s at. Hackney School of Food is a fantastic place to learn, where children are given the skills and knowledge they need to be part of the solution to the challenges we face. We need more solutions like this and more school leadership to drive positive change.”
Executive Director of Eating Better
“Whenever I mention the School of Food to my class, there is a rumble of excitement and a sea of smiling faces. The sessions are always well-paced and develop all sorts of skills and experiences with appropriate support and challenge.
Chef Tom has a great rapport with the children and is so knowledgeable! The sessions are creative, fun, engaging, educational and flexible. The children have made quite a wide range of dishes and their understanding of food from around the world is growing all the time. They love it!”
Ellie, Year 6 Teacher
“I like going to the School of Food because it makes me feel happy, healthy and calm. We get to cook food and I love cooking!”