Revisiting Global Generation's History - 2013

Revisiting Global Generation's History - 2013

This was the year that a number of our long cherished dreams came to fruition, in large part through the interest and creativity of our young Generators and the generous support of our business collaborators. It was a big year for all things food related, writes Jane Riddiford

Two of the Generators Melanie and Gabrielle dreamed up the idea of having a Skip Garden cafe over a number of weekends in the Summer. With the support of a mentor from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP a business plan was drawn up and a funding pitch prepared. About the same time, Argent the King’s Cross developers offered to support us to create a food selling hatch that faced out into the public domain behind the Skip Garden which enabled us to keep the kitchen running and food selling during the week. Branding agency Karmarama worked with the Generators to create the identity and marketing materials for the cafe ... laid back and local. 

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Oct 2014: Notes from the Kitchen

Oct 2014: Notes from the Kitchen

The last month has seen the Skip Garden's presence at brand agency Karmarama evolving, as we've been asked to take on a few more hours on Tuesdays to do the baking for tea times. We're also getting the food waste and recycling situation in the kitchen up to scratch, sourcing more organic produce all the time, and sourcing organic and free range meats and MSC certified fish on the odd occasion when meat is on the menu there, writes Global Generation's Chef Sadhbh Moore.

We promised to bring the Skip Garden to Karmarama, so that's what we plan to do, not just in our menu and flavours, but in our ethos too. With over 150 scones made for one 4pm staff tea party, it was clear they were a bit of hit when only crumbs remained on the plates by 4.05pm!

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Sept 2014: Notes from the Kitchen

Sept 2014: Notes from the Kitchen

Well the first kitchen notes from a new team at the Kings Cross Skip Garden...we should probably introduce ourselves. Andrew and Sadhbh are heading up the kitchen team. Sadbh splits her time between cooking for the lovely people at Karmarama, the branding agency that we collaborate with, and the Skip Garden whilst Andrew can be found at the Skip garden on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Do pop in to see us and have a chat next time you’re in Kings Cross.

Although the last six weeks have been a whirlwind of impressions for both of us, we’ve spent the time wisely; cooking all of the fantastic produce that has been coming out of the garden, getting to know some of the people connected with Global Generation and learning more about the work that the charity does with youth leadership.

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Would You Like to Work in the Skip Garden Kitchen?

Would You Like to Work in the Skip Garden Kitchen?

I’m very excited, and sad, to be advertising these two new jobs available for some lucky people to join Global Generation. Excited, because I know what a wonderful experience lies ahead for the new chefs, and sad, as it signals the end of my happy time here, writes Susie Moss.

I’m moving abroad for a year, and am leaving a kitchen, a team, a garden, and a job that I love. Thinking about my experience over the last two years with GG brings forth an excessive amount of cliches! ‘Never a dull moment’ being one very apt one.

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We Are Recruiting!

We Are Recruiting!

We are on the look-out for two wonderful new people to join our team - an Executive Chef and Events Co-ordinator, and a Chef.

As our Executive Chef and Events Co-ordinator you will lead on all aspects of the Skip Garden Kitchen, holding the vision of the kitchen, working together with team of Chefs, Interns and Volunteers, ensuring that the ingredients used reflect the garden and that young people are involved in all aspects of the kitchen.

We are also looking for a Chef who will be responsible for planning and cooking meals, helping to run events and working with the Kings Cross community with the support of the Executive Chef in the Skip Garden Kitchen as well as at Karmarama HQ.

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Success at the Karmarama Kitchen Takeover

Success at the Karmarama Kitchen Takeover

As regular readers know, local students from Regent High School come to Global Generation every week to learn about the world of business and sustainability through practical, real-life enterprise experience, writes Rachel Solomon.

Last week, the Year 11 students, who are currently working on a marketing and promotion unit, did just that. In April, Karmarama - the ad agency that worked with our Generators last year to create a Skip Garden Kitchen brand - set the BTEC students the challenge of taking over their staff kitchen at their office in Farringdon.

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BTEC Businesses Ready to Launch

BTEC Businesses Ready to Launch

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a judge in a Dragons' Den for our Business and Sustainability BTEC students. The event was kindly hosted by branding agency Karmarama in their wild and wonderful head office in Farringdon, writes Jane Riddiford.

Students had made the most of the potentials offered by having lessons in the Kings Cross Skip Garden. All four business groups applied their creative juices to the range of things that can be found and produced in the middle of a construction site, especially when plenty of volunteer help is on hand.

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