Cracking Good Food
A Not for Profit Social Enterprise
Our mission is to promote cooking from scratch skills in local communities by delivering cooking courses and training, as part of a wider campaign for affordable, sustainable & healthier food for all.
We raise awareness & campaign against food waste, using surplus unwanted food that’s re-distributed via Fareshare North West for all our Community cooking, thus diverting food from composting.
Cracking Good Food launched in March 2010, at Chorlton’s Big Green Festival, with the aim of getting more people in the North West to cook and eat homemade food, by teaching both the paying public and community groups.
We believe cooking is a vital life skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn.
As a company and as individuals we value:
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
Constructive self-criticism and organisational improvement
Sustainability, as individuals, as an organisation and in a wider context
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROMISE
We endeavour to work with people who share our concerns about global sustainability. In our day-to-day work, we will raise the issues where relevant in the hope that it can encourage positive change. We feel strongly about shopping sustainability and seasonally to support the local economy as well as the global environment. Ingredients for our cooking sessions are sourced from independent shops: we buy fresh, seasonal, organic and Fair-trade produce where possible.
OUR UNITED FRONT
This 1 minute film is about what we do, and was voted upon by the public.
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.