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Ready, steady, cook! New community training kitchen opens in Lowestoft

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Organisations looking to teach people to cook now have access to a brand new facility following the opening of the community training kitchen at the Kirkley Centre, Lowestoft.

Community Action Suffolk’s Kirkley Centre held an open day yesterday (9 February 2017), to celebrate the local community and launch a new hot desk facility, as well as the new kitchen.

The event gave local charities and organisations the chance to meet and form new partnerships, along with visiting local residents, community workers and Kirkley’s Police Community Support Officers. One interested organisation said:

“I love it, it will be great for some children’s cookery we are planning.”

The new community training kitchen was put through its paces by Realise Futures who ran a live cooking demonstration, baking cakes for visitors to Centre.

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Kareena Chapman, Kirkley Centre manager, said:

“Today has been a real success, it’s been great to see a variety of local people getting to know each other and experience the facilities the Kirkley Centre has to offer.

“Our community training kitchen is going to be really important to Lowestoft, or anyone in Suffolk who wishes to use it. Organisations will be able to hire it a low cost and give local people basic cooking skills, which will save them money and educate them how to eat healthily.”

The Kirkley Centre would like to thank LD Rope, Geoffrey Watling, Lord Belstead and Bernard Sunley Charitable Trusts for their support to establish the kitchen.

The Kirkley Centre will hire the kitchen at a discounted rate to anyone teaching others to cook, providing a social benefit. Costs start from £30. Contact the Kirkley Centre on 01502 558353 or [email protected].