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“Having used Heart & Parcel a number of times over the years now, we couldn’t speak higher of the service they’ve provided us.

The planning before events has always been amazing, understanding to our needs and provided us with the best choice.

The food has always been delicious and to the highest standard, best yet is the work that Heart & Parcel do with teaching, the development and continuation of recipes, the building of communities to showcase the amazing work they’ve done.

The lived experience which is shared at events has had a huge impact on our organisation and has left us with the highest regard for Heart & Parcel”.

Chris Speed

Deputy CEO, Survivors Manchester

 “We worked with Heart & Parcel in 2021 to deliver an online cookalong with some of our supporters as part of our Christmas Appeal.

They helped us beforehand to think through what would work best for us in terms of what we were hoping to achieve.

They put so much time and energy into ensuring that everything was really well planned. Heart & Parcel went above and beyond what we could have ever expected in terms of their support.

They are so brilliant to work with – professional, organised, thoughtful, generous and so knowledgeable with all things food-related! You’ll have the most wonderful time working with them. 

The Boaz Trust

“The BwD ESOL Hub commissioned Heart and Parcel as part of our Learning English Together programme in 2020-2021.  Heart and Parcel were commissioned as a social mixing partner – delivering contextual ESOL through cooking classes.

This was something new and innovative in the local area and they were a great addition to the local partnership. Throughout the contract Heart and Parcel were flexible, accommodating and enthusiastic to join in as well being reliable with gathering and returning evidence.

We were really impressed with the level of professionalism especially when sessions were moved to online. They were professionally delivered and very engaging/ interactive for the learners. It was also fantastic to see how English learning was weaved in to the cooking session. 

Great organisation, covering a niche in the ESOL market with a lovely ethos!”

Emily Jones

Social Integration Project Officer, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

As part of our fundraising efforts, you can hire Heart & Parcel for one-off sessions, cooking workshops, projects and much more.

Hiring us for a cooking workshop or session can be offered online or in person, depending on the teacher’s availability. These classes are private and are booked for groups only.

All our cooking projects are delivered by former learners. Funded by Lottery Community Fund and Forever Manchester, twelve learners took part in our Open Kitchens projects where they developed their English language communication skills through planning, preparing and delivering their very own cookalongs to the general public both online and in person!

Our teachers are fully qualified with food hygiene certification and have all completed our Open Kitchens programme. They are paid for these workshops and their preparation time. The remaining costs go straight back into our projects, helping to fund our other free English & Cooking classes for people learning English in our communities around Manchester.  

 We have worked with third sector organisations, delivering classes catering for their users, staff and volunteers. We have brightened up conferences, event days, worked in primary and secondary schools and taken part in private company team-building as well as delivered online zoom classes for volunteer run women’s groups and larger cultural institutions.

We are known for our flexibility, and working closely with you to create your perfect workshop or project!

Please have a look at our price list and menus, then fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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