Plant-Based Cooking in the Community
"I thought vegan meant eating rabbit food. I never realised how tasty it could all be. And satisfying. I’m a changed man! Or a plant-powered man now."
"After attending your courses and adjusting my diet my blood sugar levels went down after just 3 weeks. I can’t believe it – I’ve been trying to do that for years."
"I always meet new people and make friends in MIH cookery classes. Even though I’m going through a rough patch right now I always feel happier and more motivated to eat well after attending."
The heartbeat of Made In Hackney is our free to attend, culturally diverse, plant-based community food growing and cookery classes. We deliver these sessions online, in our Hackney HQ Liberty Hall and in community venues – hostels, refuges, youth centres, schools - across London. These life changing classes equip participants with the skills and inspiration to adopt a low-cost, health supporting, planet-friendly diet in a supportive and joyful setting.
We partner with other charities, service providers and grassroots groups to ensure these sessions are delivered to community members who suffer disproportionately from health inequalities, food insecurity and economic injustice. Groups we collaborate with include pensioners, young people, carers, families, migrants, marginalised cultural groups, people with special educational needs and physical and mental health conditions, low income households, housing insecure, people in recovery and job seekers.
Plant-Based Cooking With You
"One of the best online cooking classes I’ve ever attended. I learnt to make Trinidadian food and to jump up and wine my waist. Great fun!"
"No other vegan cookery school offers the diversity of cuisines MIH does. I’ve done West African, Vietnamese, South Indian, Japanese sushi – all fabulous and very enjoyable."
"I love the fact my ticket helps to support other people to attend a cooking class who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. It’s a win win."
Want to level up your cooking skills, get more plants on your plate and learn new international cuisines? You’re in the right place.
We have a banging programme of classes that take place in your kitchen (ok we mean online), in our Hackney HQ Liberty Hall and in guest venues across London.
These sessions are led by highly skilled plant-based chefs who specialise in themes such as Vegan Meatz, Nut Cheeses, Vegan Phish, Fermentation, West African, Middle Eastern, Iranian, Indian, Christmas Dinner and many more.
Celebrity chefs - think Andi Oliver, Sami Tamimi, Bosh!, Anna Jones, Miyoko Schinner and Sandor Katz - even drop by from time to time to deliver a class!
All proceeds raised from these paying classes go towards funding our free community cookery class programme.