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Kettleby Foods chefs George Clifton and Jack Mayo hosted their own version of Ready Steady Cook recently at the Storehouse foodbank at Hope Centre in Melton Mowbray. The chefs were demonstrating how to cook nutritious and tasty meals using just the contents of an average food bag that is distributed by the centre.
George and Jack went head-to-head cooking a variety of dishes in order to see who would get the most votes. The meals included Sweet and Sour Asian Noodles, Butter Chicken Curry, Bombay Veg, Naan Breads and a Peach dessert.
Siggy Atherton, Storehouse Coordinator commented after the event, “The Storehouse version of Ready Steady Cook, was a great success. The two chefs from Kettleby Foods produced some fantastic dishes that our visitors really enjoyed. It was interesting to see the diversity of the meals provided with what the Storehouse provides in our food bags. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the Storehouse cafe and the event was possible because of the good partnership between Kettleby Foods and Storehouse.”
Community and Communications Coordinator Laura Woods-Eley of Samworth Brothers Ltd said, “Kettleby Foods are very proud to be working with Storehouse to aid local people. Our aim is for our involvement to be more personal than just donations. We wanted to think of ways to use our resources within the business to help. We have two amazing development Chefs so the idea of them taking part in a Ready Steady Cook type of event using a typical food parcel from Storehouse seemed a fun and practical idea.”
Storehouse supplies food, clothing, bedding, baby equipment and other household items to those living in the borough of Melton who are in need and have been referred by one of the local agencies. The first floor café area offers a friendly welcome to all, serving free teas, coffees and hot snacks, with a lift available for those unable to use the stairs. The new Storehouse also has shower facilities and shelter bags for the homeless.