An Update From The Kitchen

Chris Clyburn, our Project Manager & Chef in The FullCrumb Kitchen, has had such a busy few months. Between courses in the kitchen with volunteers and creating content for his YouTube channel, Chris has been travelling around the country sharing his expertise and cooking up some scrumptious recipe ideas using surplus food. Here’s an update of what Chris has been getting up to.

Working across our Barnsley and Leeds sites, Chris has been teaching numerous courses. The first community food member training day took place in our new Leeds kitchen in May. The new training kitchen allows Chris to offer his courses to community food members that are closer to our Leeds sites, as well giving him more opportunities for in-house training and content. Our remaining Kickstart team have also been enjoying their MOF courses, with continuous progress each week.

Chris has got two brilliant new helpers in the kitchen too. Helen, a Leeds Beckett student, has been given a placement whilst studying Nutrition and will be around for a month to work on some projects. Julie, who regularly joins Chris in the kitchen, has been trialling some brand new recipes using surplus food and has an exciting project that she is working on. We can’t wait to see the final pieces!

Barnsley Food Festival welcomed The FullCrumb Kitchen, in collaboration with Barnsley Council and Good Food Barnsley. 8 live cooking demos were delivered over 4 days, in association with the new More Money In Your Pocket scheme. Not only did Chris make some brilliant recipes, he also mingled with the stars… Barnsley TV legend, Sam Nixon!

Alongside this, Chris attended The Great British Food Festival, welcomed new CFMs into the kitchen and started preparing for our new training programme.

All in all, a very busy month in the kitchen, but it’s certainly fair to say that we simply can’t wait to see what Chris has in store for the months ahead.

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