Last month we were very excited to see Courtyard Cafe featured in the local newspaper! Courtyard Cafe is part of a community food scheme through Tesco supermarkets, and Cafe Committee member Maureen was invited to take part in a special cookery workshop led by Jamie Oliver. This was a wonderful opportunity for the Cafe to get in the spotlight and to develop our relationship with food share networks in the UK.

From the article…

A Leeds community cook has been getting a little help in the kitchen from Jamie Oliver.

Marueen, from the Courtyard Cafe at Harehills Lane Baptist Church, has learned how to make the most of surplus food donations and minimise food waste after taking part in the Tesco Community Cookery School with Jamie Oliver.

The Courtyard Cafe receives free surplus food from Tesco stores through its Community Food Connection scheme. The cookery school gives cooks new skills and the knowledge to make use of whatever they are given.

Maureen said: “Reducing food waste is really important to use and the course has shown me how to use all our donated ingredients within our meals, ensuring that nothing goes to waste.”

Courtyard Cafe is closed over the summer holidays and reopens in September – find out more on our Cafe page!