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FIG Local has an exciting opportunity to offer….

To launch the new Notts Nosh Food brand FIG Local will be holding 4 ‘Notts Nosh Festive Feast Events’ in December in our 4 target areas; Bulwell, Aspley, Killisick and Netherfield.

Notts Nosh was created to showcase all of the wonderful food that is being produced within Nottinghamshire, to tap into local pride and to encourage people to buy local food. In doing this we will be addressing the issues that families face in these tough economic times.

The cost of feeding our families is ever rising and this is due to many factors.  One of these factors is the cost of transport and oil from importing foods which raise our food prices. Not only does the current food system take its toll on the environment it also means that lower income households are beginning to struggle with affording food.

The Notts Nosh Festive Feast Events will be held at community centers in our target areas and will offer a free meal made from local, seasonal donated vegetables. The event will also be an opportunity to hand out community food maps of the area which will showcase free, affordable and community based food and encouraging people to access and use these.

We will also have stalls selling fresh local vegetables, jams, chutneys, honey, cakes etc as well as a raffle for food hampers.

Any money raised will be donated to a local food bank or charity serving food.

The opportunity

Is for an individual/group/community cafe to co-ordinate the one pot meal aspect of the events including

  • Sourcing the recipe (to be kept simple examples would be; a veg risotto, veg stew or soup)
  • Co-ordination of a team of volunteers to prep, cook and serve the one pot meal

This opportunity is voluntary however the event will be highly publicized in the media including radio, newspapers and possibly TV and could be a great promotional opportunity for the persons/business/group involved.

We are hoping to roll out a weekly community café in these areas depending on the success of the Festive Events and this could lead to potential employment for the persons involved.

For more information see the role description linked here one pot meal co-ordinator role description


Secret Kitchen Launches new website!!

Have a look at the Secret Kitchen new website at the link below….


This is a recent message from Marsha at the Secret Kitchen….

“Would you like the cafe to run a social eating evening in your area? Do you know of a church hall, community centre or anywhere where there is a kitchen and space to sit and eat? Sherwood? Mapperley? The Park? Bestwood and beyond?

If so please get in touch as I am planning a series of non-Sneinton Social Eating Events to get our model, our energy and our spesh food out and about!

Street-food festival invitation [fwd]

We at Pop Up Nottingham, are tentatively planning a pop-up street food festival.  What we are looking for, is independent, local food specialists, who source ingredients locally and have a flare for the unusual.

Contact us at hello[at]popupnottingham.co.uk

Help wanted at the Iona School Advent Fayre

Message: Hello,
I am a parent at the Iona (Steiner-Waldorf) School in Sneinton. Every year we hold a BIG fundraiser for our (somewhat cash-strapped…) school, known as the Advent Fayre. This year the event will be held on Saturday 1st December.
We usually run a small-scale restaurant on the premises, run by parent volunteers, but this year we find ourselves distinctly short of parents with catering skills! We were wondering whether there is any way that this event could be run in partnership with a small team from one of Nottingham’s community cafes? e.g. We provide the kitchen, premises, and ingredients, and a small team from a community cafe ‘hosts’ the restaurant for the day by providing man(/woman)power for a few hours. The community cafe would be able to publicise their own cafe venture as much as they would like.

If you know of any small teams or individuals who would like to be involved in this, then I’d be incredibly grateful if you could get in touch.We would be able to get several parents from the school involved as helpers on the day (e.g. washing up, waiting on tables, etc).

With best wishes,
Esme Worthington
(Iona school parent and 2012 Advent Fayre volunteer)

Contact her on esmejw[at]googlmail.com or through this site!

All Ours is Back on Second Sunday of Every Month

See the flyer at link below

All Ours Flyer 14th Oct 2012

The Cafe opens at the Greenway in Sneinton

In case you thought the Eastend of Town didn’t have enough community cafes then you have another option now, with Nina and Miriana’s The Cafe open  at the Greenway Centre on Trent Lane in Sneinton.  It is starting off as a sandwich and jacket potato thing first, then soon there’ll be Portugesse specials and other foody attractions.  The Greenway that houses the Cafe is very welcoming – there are Free newspapers and chess and maybe even tabletennis if that’s your thing…..
Opening times are Mon-Fri, 9.30-2.30pm, flyer link here

A Grand Day Out

Approaching Chapel Bar (the little stretch of street the follows on from Angel Row, right opposite the Central Library) the other day, I noticed a large group hanging around outside the new Tea Trolley cafe.  I was going to their Grand Opening, and thought “Oh no there’s some kind of fire alarm drill or something, or why would alot of people be outside?”  Turns out the reason was that it was a choca block event!  I tried to get in to sample all the free goodies but was forced back by the crowds with only a couple of cupcakes to show for the wait!  Really glad to see such a good start to a new cafe venture, and with their new signage and big, clear window that looks out onto the street, they should get a lot of custom from the passing trade alone!
They also are looking for community groups to have stands and stalls in the cafe in the back room, so if you are looking for a city centre presence?…..
Unfortunately Julie Semper, who worked on the project to set it up, is no longer with South Notts College (who were supporting the project, in order to bring students with learning difficulties through training in their professional kitchen).  So any equiries should now go through Emily at  emily.hyatt@snc.ac.uk.