School of Wok launches cooking for the homeless


London’s award-winning Asian cuisine specialist School of Wok gives corporate event packages a new meaning with the introduction of ‘Cooking for the Homeless’, an impactful way of leading participants in a fun day of cooking, whilst doing a little good for those less fortunate.

Following the inspiring success of a trial over Christmas, School of Wok is now working in partnership with local charity The Passage dedicated to providing shelter, food and support for the homeless in London, who will benefit from the School’s initiative.

During any ‘Cooking for the Homeless’ event, attendees will take part in a hands-on cookery course, creating a variety of Asian and Oriental dishes whilst working together in small teams and bond with their colleagues or clients.  Once the cooking has been completed participants will then sit down together to enjoy their meal, with half of the quantity of food prepared collected by an employee of The Passage, so that those less-fortunate can do the same.

Events creator, Neville Leaning says, ‘We want to help change the way people might view CSR (corporate social responsibility). Cooking a meal for someone else can be such a gesture of friendship and support, and so much fun to do! The aim is for these events to benefit and involve a variety of businesses as well as our local London community’.

For information on ‘Cooking for the Homeless’ contact [email protected]

The Passage runs London’s largest voluntary sector day centre, helping each day up to 200 homeless and vulnerable people. Of the over £4 million a year it costs to keep The Passage going, only 40% is funded from statutory sources; the rest comes from donations from individuals, charitable trusts and companies.

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