Our Mission

Prepping a dish at NWC

now we’re cooking CIC is a social enterprise in the East Midlands that provides hands on experience of cooking affordable , tasty food in community settings for small groups of people.

A lack skills, knowledge and confidence to shop for, and prepare, healthy meals is a barrier to health and well being. Community cooking can address this and provide other valuable benefits beyond improved nutrition such as reducing social isolation.








Specific social aims…

  • For people to feel empowered to cook healthy and affordable food
  • To reach and include a wide range of people
  • To help reduce food waste
  • To improve people’s health and well-being – leaving people happier and healthier
  • For people to develop their life skills and confidence
  • To enable people within a community to make connections and friendships

Our overall aims as a Social Enterprise are…

  • To be an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity in all its forms
  • To have a ‘user centred’ approach to developing and delivering now we’re cooking
  • To leave a sustainable legacy in the communities where we work

Our Objectives…

  • To work with communities to understand the needs of our target audience
  • To provide cooking workshops tailored to the needs and requirements of our community audiences
  • To deliver cooking workshops that enable people to cook healthy and affordable food
  • To deliver cooking workshops that improve knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating
  • To help people reduce their food waste
  • To provide a fun experience that enables people to develop friendships, networks of support and a sense of community belonging.
  • To deliver cooking workshops that develop participants’ life skills



'Prepping' image by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash