How Can I Help?

Ethical Away Days
& Private Hire with a heart

By supporting the Hackney School of Food, you’re supporting the school food charity, Chefs in Schools, and investing in food education for the community.

Proceeds from our courses, allow us to do vital and much-needed work in school food. Chefs in Schools works with schools, in areas with high socio-economic deprivation, recruiting skilled chefs and training existing kitchen teams to produce food, made from scratch, that can hold its own in a top restaurant. The charity also delivers food education to teach children the skills they need to make good food at home, for life. From the Hackney School of Food, free community workshops are run which pass these skills onto the local community as well.

Every pound you spend with us, will make a difference.

Book an ethical team away day or a private hire course with a heart, safe in the knowledge that you’re not only going to have a great time but you’ll be supporting a great cause.

If you would also like to raise money for Chefs in Schools, please visit their website and get in touch directly. They will be glad to hear from you.

Give Your Time

Calling all chefs, bakers, butchers, food writers or artisan food producers. If you would like to guest star in one of our courses or put on a special event to raise money for our work, please get in touch now. We will make you very welcome at the School of Food, help with publicity and make sure the event is a success. Send us your details now.


Whether you’re a keen gardener or someone who loves food and sharing their knowledge we’d love to hear from you.

Our Head Gardener is always happy to have help in the garden to keep it looking wonderful and producing food for our cookery lessons.

We also need support in our kitchens, whether it’s hands-on with food in our lessons, or helping out at a community event, all food-loving people are welcome.

Please get in touch by emailing us with the subject line Volunteer Garden or Volunteer Kitchen and leave some information about yourself, experiences, and availability.
Please note that some checks will be required for volunteers working directly with children.

Help Raise Awareness

Please follow our social media accounts and share our posts.

You can find us on Instagram at @hackneyschoolsoffood and @chefsinschools_uk

On Twitter, please follow @chefsinschools

Don’t forget to tell your friends, family and colleagues all about us. Our cooking classes are available as gifts or for team building. Our venue is available for hire. All proceeds support our food education work.

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This project has been two years in the making for Chefs in Schools and LEAP Federation and we refuse to let the pandemic defeat us! We want to ensure that the Hackney School of Food continues to benefit local school children and their families

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