Making Communities Stronger through Food


We are a business that uses food and cooking to brighten lives and build stronger communities.

Our Food Academy makes stronger communities through food. We wanted to combine our partners'- Leaside Regeneration, Lord Mawson- thirty years experience creating innovations that help people in East London with the "wow" factor that the Jamie Oliver name brings. So we agreed to support Jamie's campaign to teach people how to cook from scratch. We run a number of projects, including the Jamie's Ministry of Food Stratford.

We want to provide all the services that our clients demand. We operate as a business to reduce a dependence on charities and government funding. We want to be able to do what is best for the local community, quickly and with minimal fuss.

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Hartley’s Chicory Pasta narrowly beats Vicarage’s Chickpea Nuggets @ ‘Cooking a Delicious Recipe Under a Fiver school competition.

The competition between the five schools was fierce, all the children cooked like real master-chefs and the event was filmed by a team from Al Jazeera TV!

After much deliberation, the Chicory Pasta from Hartley School narrowly defeated the Chickpea Nuggets from Vicarage.

Great prizes were provided to the competitors by Jamie's Italian Stratford, Active Newham, West Ham FC, the Lord Mayor and Tefal! Many thanks! Click here to read more


Jamie Oliver

This is a day that I've dreamed about – the first Ministry of Food Centre in London.

Rosie Boycott

This is a fantastic initiative, which should help a whole new generation be inspired by cooking and develop a healthy love of food.

Jez Groom, Ogilvy & Mather

The Ministry of Food in East Ham just keeps on giving. It gives the team the opportunity to build friendships in an out of work and fun environment. It gives senior leaders a channel to get closer and open up to the people that help them achieve their goals. The course gives some great insider cooking tips and knowledge to impress your friends. But most importantly, it's about businesses contributing back to society and local communities and thinking about people as well as profits.



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