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The Livery Kitchen Returns

15 January 2021

Read how the Livery Kitchen started

Adapting the Livery Kitchen Initiative throughout 2020

Sous Chef portioning out meals
Sous Chef portioning out meals

By the end of October 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had become manageable for the NHS, but with events unable to return to Grocers’ Hall, our team was eager to continue cooking for those in need.

Together with the Drapers’ and Fishmongers’ Companies, we diverted our attention to our local communities. Building on our Charity’s existing relationship with the fantastic charity ‘City Harvest’ - who provide unwanted food to those in need - was a natural choice for us to provide nutritious food for the needy in and around the City of London.

During November and December, Grocers’ Hall contributed 400 pre-packaged microwaveable meals a week to this wonderful cause.

Chef de Partie Chef portioning out meals
Chef de Partie Chef portioning out and labelling meals

Winter Lockdown - and the Livery Kitchen Initiative is needed more than ever

In January 2021, the third national lockdown was imposed. Once more, the NHS was pushed to beyond its limits, and our local communities needed more support than ever before.

Once again the team from the three Livery Companies stepped up to the plate (no pun intended!) making the Livery Kitchen Initiative bigger and better than before, producing 4000 meals a week to be distributed to east London community organisations, food banks and hospitals.

We have committed to this project until Easter when we all hope to see a decline in COVID-19 cases. Grocers’ Hall will be open for normal business and a return to do what we do best just as soon as possible.

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The Livery Kitchen Initiative Returns

15 January 2021

As news of the latest winter lockdown was announced, we were learning how the NHS were once again being pushed to beyond its limits, and local communities needed more support than ever before.

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