Cracking Good Food

A Not for Profit Social Enterprise

We teach how to cook affordable, healthy and tasty food from scratch within communities experiencing food poverty, which accounts for 85% of our work.

We run Cookery Schools and Training Programmes which help support our core running running costs.

We campaign against food waste and the many causes of climate change. We fight for social justice, a Living Wage and good food for all, sourced through the local economy.

Everyone deserves good food and it’s affordable IF you know WHAT to cook and HOW.

COOKERY SCHOOL

Breadmaking, Cantonese, Pasta, Japanese, Foraging and so much more! Bookings support core running costs enabling us to work in communities.

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HOSTELS

We deliver FREE 5 & 10 week cooking programmes from Homeless Hostels and Sure Start Centres.

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EDUCATION

Upskilling School Cooks, teachers, parents, children and students to embrace a good food culture!

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URBAN FORAGING

Full or half day wild food forages across Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

Connect with the outdoors!

CAMPAIGNING

Fighting against food, fuel poverty and homelessness by promoting the Living Wage and fair working conditions.

Feeding FACTS not opinions!

COOKBANK & TRAINING

Specific training to set up Community Cooking Clubs that embrace positive environmental change.

How can your community adapt?

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

Teaching communities how to cook healthy, affordable food also brings neighbours together socially.

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GREATER MANCHESTER POVERTY ACTION

Our joint mission is to eradicate food poverty in Greater Manchester.

How can you help?

TEAM BUILDING & PARTIES

Anytime, anywhere! Food brings people together, we would love to cook with you.

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SUSTAIN
ABILITY

Sustainability is a key element of our working practices.

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HEALTHY REWARDS

Support our Cookery School and get free organic goodies, yoga sessions and more!

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GIFT VOUCHERS

Give a cooking session or two as an original, fun, experiential gift!

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Why choose us?

We’re a social enterprise, so no vested interests just a joint mission to make the world a kinder, cleaner and tastier place!

We teach how to cook affordable, healthy and tasty food from scratch within communities experiencing food poverty, which accounts for 80% of our work. We run Cookery Schools and Training Programmes which help support our core running running costs. We campaign against food waste and the many causes of climate change. We fight for social justice, a Living Wage and good food for all, sourced through the local economy. Everyone deserves good food and it’s affordable IF you know WHAT to cook and HOW.

COOKERY SCHOOL

Breadmaking, Cantonese, Pasta, Japanese, Foraging and so much more! Bookings support core running costs enabling us to work in communities.

HOSTELS

We deliver FREE 10 week cooking programmes at 4 Manchester Homeless Prevention Hostels.

EDUCATION

Upskilling School Cooks, teachers, parents, children and students to embrace a good food culture!

FORAGING

Full or half day wild food forages across Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

CAMPAIGNING

Fighting against food, fuel poverty and homelessness by promoting the Living Wage and fair working conditions.

COOKBANK & TRAINING

Specific training to set up Community Cooking Clubs that embrace positive environmental change.

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

Teaching communities how to cook healthy, affordable food also brings neighbours together socially.

GREATER MANCHESTER POVERTY ACTION

Our joint mission is to eradicate food poverty in Greater Manchester.

TEAMBUILDING & PARTIES

Anytime, anywhere! Food brings people together, we would love to cook with you.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is a key element of our working practices.

HEALTHY REWARDS

Anytime, anywhere! Food brings people together, we would love to cook with you.

GIFT VOUCHERS

Give a cooking session or two as an original, fun, experiential gift!

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GET INVOLVED

Come and find out more about our range of sponsorship opportunities to support Cracking Good Food & the GMFPA Skills & Training subgroup to eradicate Food Poverty in Greater Manchester.

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Make a difference to communities currently living in food poverty. Your donation will help us inspire and educate communities and individuals to know and appreciate the importance of good food .

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Cracking Good Food is supported by over 100 volunteers without whom we would not be able to deliver our extensive programme of cookery classes, courses, workshops and demos.

we need you!

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

No photo or film can do justice to the smell, taste and joy of cooking. But here are some of our favourites.

Why not join us for the real McCoy!

SEE us in action

The revenue generated by our Cookery School helps support our range of community projects.

We teach how to cook affordable, healthy and tasty food from scratch within communities experiencing food poverty.

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COMMUNITY COOKING

Find out more about the full range of our historic community outreach work from 2010 up to 2019.

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We won Best Business in 2018.

This 1 minute film is about what we do, and was voted upon by the public.

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We pay a minimum of £9.50 per hour, 20p more than the official hourly rate. This is for all our team, with no exceptions for those under 25.

All Living costs have to be met irrespective of age.

MEET OUR TEAM

Amanda Aiken

Kala Mandviwala

Marcello Ghiretti

Sam Sin

Rob Tomlinson

Meet The Rest of The Team

OUR VALUES

As a company and as individuals we value:

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  • Co-operative and collaborative working

  • Flexibility and enthusiasm

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Care for customers as well as food

  • Respect for our environment

  • Supporting the local economy

  • Fair pay

  • Constructive self-criticism and organisational improvement

  • Sustainability, as individuals, as an organisation and in a wider context