Dealer GastroNorth and supplier RH Hall have helped to launch The Life Kitchen, the UK’s first cookery school for people living with cancer.
GastroNorth director Richard Toye attended the launch event at Mowbray Park, Sunderland, while RH Hall provided a Crown Verity BBQ for the day to feed the 300 attendees.
Celebrity chef, Nigella Lawson officially opened the school, and there was also a fundraising element to the day in aid of Cancer Research.
The non-profit organisation is the brainchild of food writer and stylist Ryan Riley, who founded Life Kitchen in 2018 in memory of his mother who sadly passed away from small cell lung cancer in 2014.
Riley’s mother struggled with the loss of taste and appetite during chemotherapy treatment, a known side effect of the drugs for many.
The aim of the school is to offer free cookery classes to those living with the disease and encourage a love of cooking and eating through accessible and creative recipes.
Each cookery session will last around three hours. The school will also double up as an outreach space.