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In Jan 2012, we took on a semi-derelict industrial unit on the riverside in Lewes East Sussex. With the help of a few friends and lots of faith and hard work, we have created a permanent base for Community Chef in the form of Lewes Community Kitchen. We run in house cookery and bakery classes, workshops, cookery leader training and food hygiene training for private individuals, community and commercial organisations. Our event catering operations are now based here as is the Lewes Bread Club and Micro Bakery which produces high quality, community supported Real Bread. We host lunch and supper clubs, food and film nights and local community events. We also rent the kitchen out to local food projects as well as cooks and artisan bakers who need occasional use of a commercial kitchen. Unit 2 Phoenix Works Lewes BN7 2PE 07766 526217 http://communitychef.org.uk/



January Sat 25
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Join Alex von Riebech, chef and owner of Limetree Kitchen in Lewes for a masterclass on game and wild meat cookery.

Alex will take you through the fundamentals of preparing and cooking venison, rabbit and game birds. You will prepare a feast of delectable dishes with classic flavours and... more

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February Sat 08
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
The cuisine of South India is a treasure trove of delights and flavour sensations.

In this hands on workshop we will be making quintessential “Udupi” pure vegetarian, healing dishes from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu including:

Uttapam, a fermented rice and lentil batter pancake... more

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March Sat 28
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Join Alex von Riebech, chef and owner of Limetree Kitchen in Lewes for a masterclass on fish and seafood cookery.

This workshop focusses of local, seasonal and sustainable fish and seafood. Alex will take you through the fundamentals of preparing and cooking a range of fish dishes including... more

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April Thu 30
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Two days of training and mentoring for people who are passionate about good food and want to set up and run cookery clubs and food related community activities.

Our aim is to empower and motivate you to promote good food, health, wellbeing and a sustainable food system within your... more

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May Fri 01
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Two days of training and mentoring for people who are passionate about good food and want to set up and run cookery clubs and food related community activities.

Our aim is to empower and motivate you to promote good food, health, wellbeing and a sustainable food system within your... more

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Sat 16
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Learn to make classic vegetarian dishes from across Thailand

In this hands on workshop we'll make:

Phak Chup Peang Thod - mixed vegetable fritters with sweet chilli sauce

Kaeng Khiao Wan - a fiery, aromatic and sweet green curry with coconut, aubergines and sweet... more

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Sat 23
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Join Alex von Riebech, chef and owner of Limetree Kitchen in Lewes for a masterclass on meat cookery.

Alex will take you through the fundamentals of preparing and cooking a range of meat dishes with classic techniques and creative twists.

Suitable for beginners and... more

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Tue 26
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Emmanuel Hadjiandreou is an internationally renowned baker and gifted teacher.

In this 3 day intensive course you will gain the practical skills and understanding to confidently bake a range of breads and leavened products.

You will bake with both sourdough and regular yeast, a range... more

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Wed 27
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Emmanuel Hadjiandreou is an internationally renowned baker and gifted teacher.

In this 3 day intensive course you will gain the practical skills and understanding to confidently bake a range of breads and leavened products.

You will bake with both sourdough and regular yeast, a range... more

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Thu 28
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Emmanuel Hadjiandreou is an internationally renowned baker and gifted teacher.

In this 3 day intensive course you will gain the practical skills and understanding to confidently bake a range of breads and leavened products.

You will bake with both sourdough and regular yeast, a range... more

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June Sat 06
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
A hands on bakery workshop on traditional Jewish breads and sweet treats.

Learn to make:

Challah, enriched plaited loaf usually baked on the sabbath and for festivals

Pletzels, onion topped flatbread with nigella seeds

Bagels, iconic boiled and baked holy... more

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September Sat 19
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Learn the fundamentals of sourdough baking.

The workshop will include:

- how to make, maintain and use a sourdough starter
- the benefits of sourdough baking
doughcraft, timings, temperature control & bakers percentages

We'll make:
- 100% rye bread with whole grains... more

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Regular Events

10:00 - 16:00
Two days of training and mentoring for people who are passionate about good food and want to set up and run cookery clubs and food related community activities.

Our aim is to empower and motivate you to promote good food, health, wellbeing and a sustainable food system within your communities.

This training will help you to:
- plan a cookery course, club or community food project
- be a better cook
- understand more about the food we eat
- support others in improving their cookery and everyday nutrition skills
- work effectively with groups and share your enthusiasm for good food
- develop a social enterprise
- make healthy cohesive communities
- create a sustainable food system

In addition to the two days of training, participants receive ongoing mentoring and support.

Includes lunch, refreshments and food to go.

We have some bursary places available. Please get in touch with us directly if you would like to be considered for one.

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10:00 - 16:00
Emmanuel Hadjiandreou is an internationally renowned baker and gifted teacher.

In this 3 day intensive course you will gain the practical skills and understanding to confidently bake a range of breads and leavened products.

You will bake with both sourdough and regular yeast, a range of flours and enrichments. Emmanuel will teach you fundamental bread baking crafts including kneading, fermentation, shaping and oven control as well as handy tricks of the trade. He will cover all of the practical, logistics and technical skills needed to bake well with confidence.

You will learn to make a range of dough products including traditional white, brown and malted loaves and rolls and well as continental breads including baguettes, levain de campagne, ciabatta, dark rye sourdough and german multigrain bread.

A delicious seasonal lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced bakers.

Emmanuel is the author of 3 best selling books including How to Make Bread and How To Make Sourdough

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Wednesdays
18:30 - 20:30
"Be Rhythm, Be Happy!"
We welcome Beginners + Improvers of All Ages 12yrs+!
We play djembe and dunun with hands or sticks, learn sound technique, rhythm basics, call + response; and study ensemble rhythms of mainly West-African origin.
We aim to empower students to enjoy the beauty of African rhythm + encourage further practice and ensemble play with their chosen instruments.

Instruments are provided or bring your own.

Cost: £40 per 4 week block on consecutive classes, or £13 per drop-in.

For booking and further details contact Thomas Christen:
teeceemusumba@hotmail.com
07980 926064

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Thursdays
10:30 - 14:30 Every Thursday for 5 weeks
A five week hands on cookery course for men who want to improve their cookery skills.
Man With a Pan is an opportunity for men to learn to cook, be creative, meet new people, build self-confidence and eat delicious food.

Learn how to prepare delicious, stress-free, affordable and healthy meals in fun and supportive environment. The sessions are hands on. We cook and eat lunch together and take an extra meal home.

This course is open to all, but priority places are for older generation men who are carers, live on their own or who in other ways in need. If you are not sure if this course is for you please contact us at:

office@communitychef.org.uk

This course has been funded by National Lottery's Awards for All and is delivered by Community Chef

The £10 fee covers all tuition, ingredients, resources and administration.

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