Tackling food waste; promoting community spirit
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Meet some of our team…
Kath heads up the cafe team. Volunteering at yourcafe since its launch in 2015, she has seen it grow and develop and she continues to find it inspiring that yourcafe goes on addressing the issue of waste in very practical ways whilst at the same time providing an opportunity for the community to meet, eat and get together in a relaxed atmosphere which people really value. It’s great to see.
Andrew works full-time at the University of York and is passionate about anything to do with food! He is particularly concerned about levels of food wastage and has been collecting from Tesco at Clifton Moor for the last few years. Andrew started volunteering at the very first yourcafe working front of house serving our customers with delicious food. He says, “it is great that yourcafe is able to work with local businesses to raise their awareness and reduce their food waste, whilst at the same time providing a community cafe and much more, bringing people together in a safe environment where they can eat and celebrate the value of food!”
Rachel was chosen to be one of the Community Cooks trained by Tesco with Jamie Oliver in February 2020. Rachel began cooking at yourcafe when she retired from her busy job as branch manager of two doctors surgeries.
She says that “ I love the pressure of getting a meal ready for sometimes more than 40 people by 12.30pm without knowing what the ingredients will be, before I get there. It reminds me of the programme Ready, Steady, Cook. I’ve always loved cooking for others and it’s really satisfying on a personal level to cook for others.
I’m proud to be part of such a worthwhile cause.