We are Eat Club
A London based charity since 2014

We are Eat Club
A London based charity since 2014

Welcome-eat-club

We are Eat Club – A charity improving young people’s relationship with food.

Our purpose is to empower young Londoners to become confident, resilient individuals who make a positive impact in their communities. We do this by sharing the skills to cook nutritious meals and the joy of eating together, fostering independence and healthy habits for life.

We believe that delicious wholesome food, prepared from scratch and eaten together can help young people lead happier, healthier lives. We apply this same ethos to our supper clubs and bespoke events.

Welcome-eat-club

We are Eat Club – A charity improving young people’s relationship with food.

Our youth cooking courses are designed to improve the relationship people have with food to address the underlying barriers to healthy eating and improve health and wellbeing.

We believe that delicious wholesome food, prepared from scratch and eaten together can help young people lead happier, healthier lives. We apply this same ethos to our supper clubs and bespoke events.

We are Eat Club - A charity with a difference. Youth Work.

Youth Work

Eat Club’s mission is to tackle the stark inequalities around food, well-being, and employment and development opportunities experienced by young Londoners. We engage disadvantaged young people through the art of cooking and the enjoyment of eating – together.

Cook Social

The Cook Social is an exciting venture from Eat Club. We run on the principle that no one should eat alone. Whether you’re looking to meet new people or simply to sharpen your knife skills in good company, our doors are open. All you need is a healthy contempt for a microwave meal for one!

We are Eat Club - A charity with a difference. Your Event.

Team Building

Join Eat Club in the kitchen for a fun, practical and truly unique event. Whether tactile team building or a special celebration, we’ll cater to your needs in a sleek central London kitchen. Get in touch to find out about our corporate packages and let us create the perfect event for you.

The Team

Ruth Soroko - Chief Executive - Eat Club - London
As the founder of Eat Club, Ruth Soroko offers the charity a range of personal skills. Her Masters degree in Food and Nutrition Policy from City University of London underpins the academic and research foundation of Eat Club. Her past experience with running her own design business has given her financial and project management skills as well as aiding her in giving Eat Club a unique visual identity.

Ruth Soroko

Chief Executive

Svenja Duppenbecker - Head of Projects - Eat Club - London
Svenja is passionate about helping the environment and people and so has spent the last 7 years working in sustainability and community engagement roles, including many projects focused on food. Having had a love of food since childhood she is a keen home cook, hosting dinner parties for friends, as well as for charities including FoodCycle, Furloughed Foodies and Refugee Community Kitchen..

Svenja Duppenbecker

Head of Projects

Feilim O Cuireain - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Féilim has been a professional chef for the past ten years, spending time in restaurants in Ireland, London, Amsterdam and Jersey, focusing on cooking and sustainability. Much of his work has been cooking for groups involved with refugees based in London and Calais in Northern France where he was conducting research for a Masters in International Development with the University of Amsterdam.

Feilim O Cuireain

Session Leader

Laura Macchietto - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
After 10 years of working in fundraising in the charity sector, Laura switched careers to pursue her passion for food. She trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine and has been working as a chef for the past two years in fine dining restaurants and events catering. She loves seeing how food can bring people together believes that healthy, delicious food should be accessible to everyone.

Laura Macchietto

Session Leader

Alexander Campbell - Trustee - Eat Club - London
A toxicologist by training Alex Campbell set up and led the Veterinary Poisons Information Service and has been General Secretary, Treasurer and President of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists. He has served as trustee for several charities, is a ‘foodie’ and is passionate about cooking, opera, singing and stage-arts.

Alexander Campbell

Chair

Tessa Tricks - Trustee - Eat Club - London
Tessa Tricks holds a Masters in the Anthropology of Food from SOAS. She had spent time in San Francisco where she worked with Seedling Projects on the Good Food Awards and the Good Food Merchants Guild as the Maybach Foundation’s Culinary Arts fellow. She has formerly worked with the Sustainable Food Trust and in the kitchen in The Ethicurean restaurant and written for Fork magazine and Edible Communities. She is now a creative partner at Hubbub.

Tessa Tricks

Trustee

Michelle Bockor - Young Leader - London
'Michelle is one of our young leaders. She is passionate about encouraging young people to have better relationships with their bodies and with food.'

Michelle Bockor

Young Leader

Jordan Minga - Young Leader - London
Jordan is a Photographer and an aspiring Filmmaker currently finishing his studies at the London Screen Academy doing a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology. He is an experienced Public Speaker and Poet having done events at South London Gallery and the Wellcome Collection.

Jordan Minga

Young Leader

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with young Londoners.

Get in touch

For all inquiries contact Eat Club by:

Phone

+44 7452 999751

Email

Address

Hackney Cooperative Development,
62 Beechwood road, London, E8 3DY