Christmas Cookalong - Online

Learn how to cook 2 nutritious meals and be part of an event that supports people living in food poverty this Christmas...

Join our community cookery school this Christmas as we teach you how to make 2 nutritious meals via Zoom. We welcome people of all ages and ability, no previous cooking experience is required. You can take part in this online cookalong for free thanks to our funders, the players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

How it works 1 week before the event we'll publish the full list of ingredients and utensils that you'll need to join in from the safety and comfort of your own kitchen on our website. We'll also email you the relevant Zoom joining info and, if you have any specific dietary requirements, our head chef will be happy to provide details of the necessary adaptations.

Our team in central Manchester will also be batch cooking and distributing the same hot, nutritious meals before, during and after the event - to ensure that vulnerable individuals and communities living in food poverty are supported this winter. We're aiming to provide 250 meals during the two events planned for w/c 7th December.

Proactively fighting food poverty since 2014 Bounceback Food CIC is a community cookery school that supports people living in food poverty predominantly in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales. We teach people how to cook, donate nutritious items of food to foodbanks from our ‘buy one give one’ foodbank drive at market events and provide catering services in disadvantaged areas.

Since 2014 we have supported foodbank beneficiaries, carers, stroke survivors and people living in sheltered accommodation – working with schools, housing associations and partner charities to deliver social impact. We run a variety of public cookery courses and fundraising events, have published 2 fundraising cookbooks and are now focussed on scaling up our model across the UK!

Support our social enterprise We'd love for you to join us on our Christmas Cookalong and please do encourage friends and family to sign up too! You can also support the development of our community cookery school by: - Buying hardback copies of our fundraising recipe books, Secret Dishes From Around the World 1 and 2! They make wonderful gifts and are available to purchase via our online store: - Getting a gift voucher to one of our monthly cookalongs! All vouchers are valid for 12 months, giving you plenty of time to decide which events you'd like to join. You can order these from our online store too. Thank you for your support, hopefully see you soon!

FAQs What will we be cooking? 2 healthy, nutritious meals. We'll let you know the ingredients and utensils needed to cookalong with us on the evening 1 week before the Christmas Cookalong begins... How will you cater for my dietary requirements? We will contact you by email prior to the Christmas Cookalong starting to provide the Zoom joining information. Please then let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements/allergies to ensure that our chef can adjust the recipes accordingly if needs be.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? If you have any further questions, please email Where can I buy copies of your fundraising recipe books? Secret Dishes From Around the World 1 and 2 (pictured below) are available to buy via our online store, where you can also get gift vouchers to attend our monthly cookalongs.

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