Notes from the Kitchen

Notes from the Kitchen

Skip Garden Chef Sadhbh gives a run down of what we've been up to and what we've got coming up. We've catered a few daytime and evening events, including our very own lovely winter's evening of pizza and soup where the plans for the new Skip Garden site were launched. The UCL Bartlett School of Architecture presented their incredibly intricate and impressive models of the structures that are currently under construction for our new location. Pop by the cafe for a cuppa and a browse of these most practical, miniature works of art. 

Head chef, Andy, has been perfecting our signature sourdough recipe, similarly getting ready for our relaunch when we move to the new site, where there will be sandwiches galore in our new pool facing cafe! 

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Jan 2015: Notes from the Kitchen

Jan 2015: Notes from the Kitchen

This January saw the grand reopening of the Skip Garden Cafe!

The kitchen team have been working hard over the last few months, tearing apart the old kitchen and putting together the fantastic set-up we have now. Since the refurbishment, the kitchen is much better equipped to keep up with the volumes of tasty food to be cooked.

The Cafe may have been closed for the past few months, but our chefs have been constantly busy. We’ve had a stream of events here at the Skip Garden, from evening drinks in the yurt, to sit-down banquets in the 12m polytunnel, where diners can enjoy a candlelit feast, surrounded by beds growing rainbow chard, wild rocket and other salad crops. We hosted toddlers’ birthday parties with pizzas baked in our own wood-fired cob ovens, as well as corporate dinners and drinks, booked by companies such as Eurostar.

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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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Nov 2014: Notes from the Kitchen

Nov 2014: Notes from the Kitchen

Well, it has been a busy couple of months in the Skip Garden Kitchen, writes Head Chef Andrew Isherwood. In the middle of September we took the decision to refurbish the kitchen as it wasn’t able to cope anymore with the demands that were being placed upon it. Originally designed to cook staff food and cater to the occasional workshop, the constant stream of events and bookings meant that the kitchen was groaning under the pressure.

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Skip Garden Cafe in Guardian's Urban Food Fortnight feature

Skip Garden Cafe in Guardian's Urban Food Fortnight feature

A two-page spread promoting the Urban Food Fortnight entitled "Capital Growth" appeared in a recent edition of the Guardian and included a montage of photos of the Skip Garden and Skip Garden Cafe.

Our executive chef, Andrew Isherwood is interviewed and quoted extensively in the article.

Click here to view or download the article.

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Stories for a Better World

Stories for a Better World

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Global Generation are exploring a new (and at the same time, very old!) project. We have been working with the Universe Story for quite some time now and are now bringing it to life in a different way, writes project assistant Raiesa Choudury.

'Stories for a Better World' encompasses traditional creation myths alongside the Universe story, using the plight of the bees as an ignition for the project.

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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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Fresh from the Kitchen

Fresh from the Kitchen

We’ve had a month of new food and new faces in the kitchen, just in time for all the big events we have coming up to celebrate our ten year anniversary, writes Global Generation Chef Catherine Forrester.

We’re delighted to welcome two new kitchen interns, Harriet and Veronica. We were only planning to recruit one person, but they were both so brilliant we just couldn’t choose! They’ve already made themselves invaluable, helping to create some amazing pizzas in our new wood-fired pizza oven at an event in their first week.

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Skip Garden Cafe Makes Urban Explorer Top 10

Skip Garden Cafe Makes Urban Explorer Top 10

The Skip Garden Cafe was Urban Explorer's Top 10 for the weekend of June 6 to 8.  

Every week Urban Explorer publishes: "A curated Top Ten Weekend Guide of the most interesting things to do with kids, need-to-know places, plus special family events and half-term editions." Visit their website to sign up for the weekly Top 10 emails.

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Little Outdoor Kylie Discovers the Skip Garden

Little Outdoor Kylie Discovers the Skip Garden

Eco-blogger Little Outdoor Kylie describes the Kings Cross Skip Garden as "The (Eco) Friendliest Green Space in London" and we're delighted to take that accolade!

Kylie's article includes lots of recent photos of the Skip Garden and Skip Garden Cafe and she describes how much she enjoyed the vibe of "this little paradise" and her "epic dessert".

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Global Generation is 10 Years Old!

Global Generation is 10 Years Old!

We are celebrating our 10 years with 10 events … we hope you can join us at one or more of our events throughout the month of June:

Skip Garden Feasts on Friday 6 June and Saturday 7 June 7:30 - 10:30pm

A special 4 course sit down dinner of 10 dishes to celebrate 10 years. Working with the seasons and the skip garden produce our chefs will delight you with an array of delicious vegetarian dishes served in the unique green surroundings of the garden. Relax around the fire and share food in this surprising urban oasis.

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