Food for Life runs cooking groups across Hackney, and they're all completely FREE! Whether you’re an expert cook or you’re new to cooking, ‘Food for Life’ groups will help you prepare quick, tasty, affordable meals.
The recipes are easy to understand and use fresh, everyday ingredients that are in season. The groups are led by tutors and volunteers, who know lots about food and eating well.
Everyone in Hackney! There are special groups for adults, children, new mums, families, and stroke survivors, so everyone can get the help they need to learn.
You don’t need to know how to cook, our friendly tutors and volunteers will support you every step of the way.
There are also healthy tips and tricks for more advanced cooks and chance to share your recipes.
Each group is around 2 hours long. The courses usually last 6 weeks. Groups take place in community centres and halls across Hackney, including:
Get in touch if you would like to request a cookery course in your school, youth group or community centre.
You do not need to bring anything. We’ll provide all of the equipment and ingredients.
Please wear comfortable shoes with closed toes, no high heels, and a good grip (e.g. trainers or sneakers). You will need to tie your hair back if it is long.
All of the groups are free. The courses are funded by Hackney Council as part of the One You programme.
Join our mailing list to receive information about the next courses.
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7033 8529.
Book onto a Cook and Eat Course:
Contact us: email@example.com
020 7033 8529.
Volunteer or become a Sessional Worker:
We provide training and support to everyone that works with us, enabling workers to gain additional skills and experience during their time with us. Find out more about positions available on our Jobs page.
Enquire about Waterhouse Cookery School:
Contact Katie Edmondson: firstname.lastname@example.org
020 7033 8505.
Find out more about one-off events and workshops:
Contact Olivia Woodward: email@example.com
020 7033 8529.