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Cooking classes

Want to eat well but feel limited by budget, inspiration or cooking skills? Our fun and supportive One You classes can help inspire you to cook affordable, nutritious food for you or your family. Taking place over 6 weeks the courses cover a range of techniques and recipes. The sessions are aimed at adults and families and end with a sit down meal you prepare. Courses are free and booking is essential.

They’re delivered by Shoreditch Trust. To book your place on a free course contact:, 020 7033 8529.

Food for Life free weekly cooking courses

  • Banister House Community Centre family course, Mondays, 4-6pm from 4 November to 2 December
  • Fellows Court Community Centre adult course, Wednesdays, 4-6pm from 6 November to 11 December
Book your place on or 020 7033 8540.

Free community meals

Weekly One You food surplus community lunches and dinners that are open to residents. Come along for a delicious freshly cooked meal from food that’s been donated rather than wasted. You can also volunteer to help prepare or help set up the meals:

Page updated on: 2 October 2019

London Borough of Hackney


Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA


Opening times

  • The Hackney Service Centre is open Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm and closed Sat and Sun