The Pantry Partnership was borne of a passion for cooking and all things fresh, coupled with a love of the community and an impatience to change our take-away, throw-away culture.
The aim has always been to bring people together to support their community, facilitating as many locals as possible to engage with, learn about and enjoy low cost cooking and meals. With a focus from day one on inclusivity as well as reducing waste, we aim to spread the word that it's possible to enjoy fabulous community meals in a sustainable way.
These remain The Pantry's goals today.
Our Team. Our Lifeblood.
Our team are all keen cooks and gardeners who love their community. We're led in the kitchen by Head Chef, Mel, and on our vegetable plot by Gary, our gardener. However, we don't all have professional cooking or gardening experience - in fact many of us had no experience at all until we discovered The Pantry Partnership. We've learnt a lot along the way from our experts (and so will you if you chose to get involved with us).
We're resourceful and open to new ideas and skill sharing is a key part of our mission.
Our community partners are also 'our people' and a critical part of our team, be they other social enterprises, charities or the individuals who come to us because they need some sort of assistance in their daily lives - whether that's a desire to learn to cook (or to cook more cost-effectively) or to find some companionship.
The motive matters not! Whoever you are and whatever you do, everyone's welcome at The Pantry Partnership. Why not come and cook, help, share or just eat with us.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in working with us (or simply fancy the eating part) and want to know more. We're very happy to answer any questions you may have.
The pictures below will give you a feel for the atmosphere you'll find at The Pantry Partnership and an insight into some of the wonderful activities in which we're been involved.