Buxton pop-up kitchen serves up tasty treats with surplus supermarket food

A few of the team of kitchen volunteers.
A few of the team of kitchen volunteers.

More than 20 people enjoyed a meal made of ingredients which would have otherwise been thrown away by supermarkets.

High Peak Foodbank hosted its first pop-up restaurant using only surplus food on Friday, May 5, at United Reformed Church, on Hardwick Square East, with diners enjoying a hot meal and entertainment from an Irish band.

Tom Cochrane preparing one of the dishes.

Tom Cochrane preparing one of the dishes.

The foodbank has teamed up with the Super Kitchen network for the project.

Organiser Annemie Zimmermann said: “Cooking with surplus food added another dimension to the experience, as we were unsure of what food would be arriving with the Fareshare delivery.

“However, our volunteers thoroughly appreciated the challenge, and were happy to roll up their sleeves to come up with a really creative menu for the evening.”

As food is only delivered on the day there was no chance to plan ahead, but diners enjoyed pasta bake and vegetables.

Miles Macmillan tackling some of the washing up.

Miles Macmillan tackling some of the washing up.

The event was a success, with Annemie adding: “We hope that it can become a regular fixture in the Buxton calendar.

“We’d like to thank everyone who came along, and encourage those who did not to join us for the next Super Kitchen on Friday June 2, from 5.30pm.”

To contact the foodbank, call 01298 214926.

The first meals are served.

The first meals are served.