Back to school for community food project

After Jayne Bradley Ghosh‘s Kitchen School project fell through at the School Yard in Harborne, I was heartened to read that the space will be utilised by another fantastic community food project.

The School Yard

Shaleen Meelu is setting up The Harborne Food School to offer cooking classes and support for food entrepreneurs.

The school will have a training room, cooking classes, a demonstration area where she plans to bring in chefs and farmers to give talks on food-related issues and a private dining area, which can be hired out for corporate events.

Shaleen Meelu

Shaleen said: “I also want to have a local deli, with three or four empty shelves for people who come to the food school – so we can support enterprise through the school.

“There will also be a training space. I do public health and nutrition training across the UK, so it will be an opportunity to work with people from this city.”

She will be assisted by her sister, Kativa, who is responsible for the Berlin division of Kitchensurfing, which is behind popular street food events and private dinners.

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