Kitchen School launches crowd fund campaign

Today at 12.30pm a new crowdfunding campaign will launch that could join two food initiatives under one permanent roof.

Kitchen School montage

For the past four years, Jayne Bradley and her team have been teaching, growing and cooking food at two separate sites, Edible Eastside in Digbeth and Kitchen School in Edgbaston.

Jayne says: “Kitchen School has found a permanent home close to Edible Eastside, our sister site, and we need your help. We are trying to raise £30,000 to pay for the refurbishment and are planning a campaign of amazing rewards for pledges to our cause on Crowd Funder UK.

Jayne Bradley Edible Eastside Birmingham Post

A permanent home

“We now have the possibility of putting a cookery school and dining room in a former canal keepers house,which would double our capacity to 12 places.

“Also, there is space to put a professional kitchen in that could double as a kitchen for our supper clubs and we could teach in there too. Our dining room will be an atmospheric Victorian space on the first floor with a real fire.

“So we need £30,000 to pay for a very professional and sensitive refurbishment as we are moving into a listed building. Our plan is to open in the beginning of January 2016, with a big party in March when we have settled in.”

Some of the pledges include:

  • £10 for your name on our hall of fame website page and cookery school wall
  • £10 for pizza and a beer at Edible Eastside in 2016 (for Digbeth First Friday in 2016)
  • £25 to attend our VIP launch party for the cookery school in March
  • £50 Cookery Masterclass in Regional Cookery
  • £250  for a two hour Cookery Class (Cake & Pastry Baking, Italian pasta or British Pies) for you and 10 of your friends at your home
  • £500 for a team building / private hire event for up to 12 guests, three course dinner with cookery demonstration and wine for up to 15 people at our private dining room.
  • £1,000 to sponsor Cookery Course for five people who attend Smethwick Food Bank or the community café at Raglan Road Community Centre and Church for five weeks.

For more details or to make a pledge click here

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