We are a good food company providing good food solutions.

Welcome to Can Cook.

We campaign to ensure that everybody has access to good food regardless of their income levels.

Starting life in Five Children’s & Families Trust Community Café in Speke, Liverpool, Director Robbie Davison with the support from our Head Chef Tony Evans created cookery training due to the demand from the community asking how to cook the healthier dishes served in the community café.

After the success of the first cookery sessions, Can Cook was established ‘to connect people through food’ by teaching people how to cook and eat good fresh food to alleviate the effects of poverty and the impact it had on their diet and health.

Now an established social enterprise, we have grown from providing cookery demonstrations to leading cookery training provider with of a 20 place cookery studio and community training model  in Cookery Domes, Pop Up Cookery Kitchens. In this time, we taught over 16,000 people to cook fresh meals at home and this figure continues to  grow with our Slow Cooker Programme.

Cookery Training

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In 2013, Can Cook created a 20 place professional cookery school equipped with

Chef demonstration area, cookery stations we held both community and corporate cookery lessons.

 

Our Cook and Dine evenings were a great and exciting alternative to dining out. The evenings consisted of Chef demonstrations, cook-along activities to cooking together and the benefits of eating delicious food without the clean-up.

Domes
The Can Cook Domes, inflatable venues were an novel concept that contained a large cookery theatre and a eating space for events.  The Domes were equipped with a Chef Demonstration area and TV, 10 fully equipped cookery stations and a gallery space for up to 60 people.
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The Pop Up Kitchen was a unique and innovative way of delivering cookery lessons and healthier messages in communities, looking to inspire a generation of children and young people to cook healthier meals from scratch.
The Chef led cookery training expanded from meeting the needs of disadvantaged communities like Speke, to teaching thousands of children to cook across Merseyside.

Social Impact

We continue our social mission to feeding anyone who is hungry a fresh nutritious meal, and we particularly concentrate on feeding hungry children well. We have provided over 500,000 free meals to people in need.

In 2016, we joined forces with the Liverpool ECHO, to launch the Share Your Lunch Campaign.
The fundraiser was for every £2 raised by members of the public and organisations, such as Merseyside Police, we cooked, packed and delivered meals to households and collection hubs.
The campaign was a great success and this was extended to a Christmas Pledge to continue the momentum gained and provide families with a Christmas Dinner and Hamper.
In total, 25,800 meals were delivered to families and individuals in crisis over a 7 week period.

Working with partnership with Flintshire County Council for the first of many programmes of work we teamed up to provide fresh meals for thousands of children across Flintshire.

Produced from our central kitchen in Liverpool, we created fresh, tasty meals that would be delivered hot over the 6-week summer holiday period in 2019.

A total of 21,789 hot meals were delivered to Flintshire School Children and delivered by a team of Flintshire volunteers delivery drivers to playschemes across the county.

Since, we have provided food-aid to Flintshire as part of Well-Fed

Between 2014 and 2018, we have held a total of four Food Poverty conferences.

The purpose of the earlier conferences were to bringing likeminded organisations and individuals together to create solutions to food poverty.

More recently our conference were designed to examine the current food aid system, how charity is sustainable and discuss the solutions needed to address food poverty to change the story of food poverty in the UK.

Each conference brought its own momentum and had enabled us to become one of the UK’s most respected food aid providers.

Our Legacy

All of Can Cook’s activities past and present have been predicated on innovation, dignity and being solution focussed to ensure the legacy of our services create a good food culture that allows accessible good food to everyone regardless of income.

Our mission has remained the same and our services are designed to create;

 

  • Access to healthier and affordable fresh food.
  • Knowledge and skills so people have the choice to enjoy healthier food regardless of income.
  • Create innovate services that are solution focussed and bring people together to enjoy food.
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Commercial Activity

What sets us aside, whilst maintaining our social mission, we have also been a social business catering commercially using our profits to support the services noted above.

Can Cook has a wealth of experience of commercial catering in school, nursery and residential catering and has been providing healthier food solutions in this capacity for over 10 years.  In 2019, we made the decision to move all our commercial activity to North Wales, creating a production kitchen in Flintshire and new company Well-Fed. For more information on our current services please contact us

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