On Wednesday 4th May, Hope Nottingham and Broxtowe Green Umbrella hosted their first “Social Eating Cafe.” The idea of a social eating cafe is to serve fresh, healthy, delicious food to the local community at a price they can afford.
As we knew we wanted to serve delicious food, we contacted some of our favourite chefs and bakers from Beeston to ask if they wanted to be involved – Café Roya, Doughmother and Feed Me Fully Loaded – and to our delight, they said yes!
Roya made an incredible “Truck Driver’s” dhal, salad & rice; Nigel from Hope Nottingham cooked some salmon provided by Fare Share; Jack from Broxtowe Green Umbrella cooked a lamb madras; Julia from Doughmother made us some of her wonderful bread and Jo from Feed Me Fully Loaded made us some of her amazing chocolate brownies. Food was also donated from Beeston Halaal stores and Meat 4 U & Hallams gave us some discounted produce – thank you! Nigel then set about inviting the local community and we invited some of our friends and family.
We decorated the tables with local wildflowers and served the meal from 6 – 7:30pm. We’d like to say a huge thank you to the local businesses and local volunteers who made the night possible. We loved it and thought it was a really joyful evening – we saw what we can achieve when we collaborate.
At some point, we’d love to start using the produce grown at Hope Community Allotment and any other local allotments! We’re hoping to host more events like this so if you’d like to get involved please do get in touch by emailing: email@example.com.
Written by Broxtowe Green Umbrella