To give the nation the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook from scratch.
An equality of physical, social, mental and financial wellbeing across society.
Leadership - Always learning, educating, appreciating and developing.
Pride- What we do we do well and always with passion, conviction and spirit.
Integrity - Delivering with honesty and strong moral principles.
Quality - Being outstanding in our field and always striving for the best.
The Let’s Cook Project – Our position
The Let’s Cook Project is a community interest company. Community interest is at the heart of what we do and, as such, we must satisfy the regulator that our purposes could be regarded by a reasonable person as being in the community or wider public interest, we are also asked to confirm that access to the benefits we provide will not be confined to an unduly restricted group.
We seek to maintain a balanced value proposition, we endeavour to ensure that social outputs are regarding with equal importance to revenue. The Let’s Cook Project aims to minimise overhead and operational costs so that profits can be utilised to create positive outcomes.
How do we do this?
The wheel does not need to be reinvented or even repackaged. There are plenty of excellent examples of wheels that are freely available for use so why would we spend precious time and money developing yet another version. At the Let’s Cook Project we try and ensure that funding, finance or profit is directed to our end beneficiaries and not into unnecessary bureaucracy.
Harnessing knowledge and expertise
We’re very good at what we do, and that’s not just us saying that, but we’re not that great at everything. In the same way that we try and avoid duplication we also seek out the expertise which we’re lacking. We actively partner with like-minded but complimentary organisations such as environmental charities, Public Health or educational experts to deliver outstanding programmes of work.
The Let’s Cook Project wants to leave a positive rather than a negative lasting impression. As well as acknowledging financial efficiencies we always consider the environmental cost of what we do. Wherever possible we travel by Skype for meetings, we use reusable aprons, crockery and cutlery if we can, and if not, we consider the implications of disposable wherever we’re working. We champion food waste reduction across all of our programmes regardless of the intended primary outcomes. Wherever possible we share our resources electronically to avoid unnecessary printing.
Advocating good health
The promotion of good health and sound nutritional advice underpins all of our training, regardless of the primary outcome. We base all of our course materials on the most up to date research and guidance from NICE and PHE. We acknowledge that this guidance is very much an ‘ideal’ destination, therefore at The Let’s Cook Project we ensure our training is realistic, accessible for all and encourages small step changes in both diet and lifestyles to move towards that end goal.