School Kitchen launches in York

The community-focused project partners with local schools.

A community-focused project that partners with local schools to use their kitchens on weekday evenings and weekends has been launched in York. School Kitchen turns these underutilised assets into a thriving, eco-friendly home delivery takeaway food service, with the school receiving a share of the revenue.

The initiative opened recently at Carr Junior School, which is part of the South Bank Multi Academy Trust. It dishes up Sri Lankan, Mexican, Thai and tapas, with customers being able to mix and match dishes from each.

The aim is to offer customers an ethical, sustainable alternative to other food delivery models. The socially-conscious business will prioritise customers, communities and employees, rather than focusing exclusively on returns for shareholders.

It also runs cooking demonstrations for pupils, as well as providing apprenticeship jobs for school leavers.

Vicki Kerr, head teacher at Carr Junior School, said: “We are really looking forward to being part of this exciting new venture. Not only is the food delicious, but it will also directly benefit the school and the local community.”

David Nicholson, managing director of School Kitchen, added: “We’re so excited to be finally launching in York. We have big plans to expand if the appetite – in every sense – is there for our new kind of takeaway.”

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