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The larder is a social enterprise:

Changing Lives Through Food

Training Academy | COOK SCHOOL | COMMUNITY CAFES | CATERING

100% OF PROFIT GOES TOWARDS HELPING Young PEOPLE into work

 
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Our Mission

We have a passion for food and cooking and want to see an end to food poverty across West Lothian.

Our mission is to inspire the use of food to change lives and build empowered and resilient communities.

Working directly with schools, community centres, businesses, adults and kids. The Larder aims to help people change their lives through food.

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Social Impact

WE HAVE THREE PRIORITIES:

  • To support young people experiencing barriers into work in the hospitality sector

  • To get as many people in West Lothian cooking their own food

  • To provide delicious food for customers in our community cafes

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Training Academy

We believe that all young people have the right to be able to reach their full potential and access a job that gives them independence. We recognise that some young people have a number of challenges to overcome so that they can get into work, we’re here to help.

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What’s On?

WELCOME TO WEST LOTHIAN’S FIRST BESPOKE COOK SCHOOL

We opened The Larder Cook School in October 2014 and deliver a range of cookery activities for adultschildren and business customers. If you want to cook then you have come to the right place, browse our website and book our classes online now.

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September 2018

“Fantastic and friendly you have just got to go and try it, you don’t know what you’re missing. Great things with great kids”

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Get Involved

Here at The Larder, we’re more than just a cook school or community cafe. It’s the dedicated people; members of staff, volunteers and partner organisations that work with our young people, that help make The Larder such a successful social enterprise.

teach a class

Whether you are looking to develop your teaching skills leading a short cooking course, or a chef looking to join us long term coaching kids in kitchen skills.

Join us as a Volunteer

The Larder wouldn’t exist or be as successful without our dedicated team of talented volunteers. Come and join us, flexible opportunities available.

Become a Partner

We work with directly with schools and community organisations and are supported by a network of both charitable and commercial partners.