22nd March 2016
We deliver two main services at 4Lunch:
1. Catering and Street Food, offering hot and cold buffet packages – the commercial arm
We can cater for 10 to 100 people in the Greater Manchester area, for office lunches or private events
2. Cooking Workshops and Programmes, offering two programmes, Food For Thought and Ready Set Sell - the social arm
Food For Thought programmes - increasing the health and wellbeing of participants through food
Ready Set Sell programmes - increasing the skills and employability of participants through food
Over 220 people have been engaged with 4Lunch workshops and programmes, we've worked with 18 volunteers, held 70 market stalls, conducted 10 programmes and countless workshops, worked with housing trusts, schools, charities and other social enterprises.
4Lunch has won 10 awards, including Business Growth Hub’s Most Socially Responsible Start-Up 2015, and named as one of Manchester’s Top 50 start-ups by the Manchester Evening News.
4Lunch participants have gone onto employment, two start-up food businesses have been developed with learners, and we have shared our knowledge of good food and healthy eating with residents of Greater Manchester through out interactive workshops.
Due to the success of our programmes, we are looking to roll our workshops out to more communities.
We believe in the joy and excitement cooking, sharing and eating brings to all.
We believe in the power of food to make a real difference in people’s lives, in terms of social benefits (feeling part of a community and making friends), health & wellbeing, and skills & employment.
Food is a universal experience, and people have varying relationships with food, be it positive or negative. It is our mission to spread love, energy and happiness through joyful relationships with food and the opportunities it can bring to people’s lives.