Friday 5th February in the cafe…

We had a fabulous team in the kitchen this morning, including 2 new volunteers. They worked well as a team and cooked up some delicious food!

Carley was with us today. She is looking at the café’s outcomes and how it impacts the community. She will use all of her research to write a report, which we can then use to help us raise funds to improve the café. We really appreciate Carley’s help with this! Thank you.

At lunchtime a couple of us travelled to Little London and catered for a group of 40 staff who are involved in tenant management in Belle Isle. They enjoyed vegetarian cottage pie, followed by creamy croissant pudding and fruit salad. It is wonderful when other organisations ask us to share with them the work that we do.

Then in the cafe, we catered for another staff meeting. The group of 13 ate from today’s menu in a separate room. Again, we love hosting meetings in this way.

Our 50 cafe customers, (including the group of 13) really enjoyed the variety of dishes. Here’s what they ate in the cafe or took home for later:

  • 14 portions of parsnip and carrot soup
  • 13 portions of dahl, pilau rice and potato curry
  • 13 portions of beetroot and caramelised onion tart
  • 7 portions of cauliflower cheese
  • 23 portions of chicken with gravy, potato wedges and cabbage
  • 3 portions of vegetarian cottage pie
  • 14 portions of fruit salad
  • 9 portions of egg custard tart

£294.04 (including the catering in Little London) was given in monetary donations and several people helped out in the kitchen or donated ingredients. Lots of food donations were received including croissants, raspberries, fruit and butter. A student who uses our ingredients to make healthy snacks, sold her produce at the university and gave us the profits today of £13 (additional to the total above).

A massive thank you to everyone who supported us today! You helped us to #feed bellies not bins.

Have a great weekend!

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