North London Cares – Men’s Cooking Club

Learn to cook and share a meal with isolated or widowed older men in Kilburn

4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 volunteer reviews)

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Tue (11:00 - 14:00)

Up to 1 volunteers needed

Who will I help?

Learning how to put a meal together is part of the battle of learning to live alone for many older men when they lose their wives. This friendly cooking club helps them do just that, and make friends along the way.

With the help of young professionals volunteering from the local community, the would-be Masterchefs go from learning how to chop an onion to making curries, tagines and pies.

The club also helps tackle generational barriers and the problem of loneliness.

How will I help?

Volunteer at North London Cares Cooking Club to share your prowess in the kitchen with people who will really appreciate your help.

You may find yourself:

• Assisting clients in all stages of putting a meal together
• Showing them how to keep work areas clean
• Sitting down and enjoying lunch with them

A fun and relaxed environment where you’ll be able to pass on useful skills and help combat loneliness at the same time.

What do others say?

  1. 5 out of 5


    I had a really enjoyable time yesterday and think it’s a great way to get the elderly out and socialising. I think there can be some improvements made to make full use of the time that the men are there – whilst the food is cooking, there isn’t much for them to do other than talk among themselves or with the volunteers, but the quieter gentlemen don’t really speak unless spoken to. A card game/dominos or something could be introduced as a way utilising the time whilst their meal is cooking.

  2. 4 out of 5


    The day was really good, so relaxed and informal. Our host, Rosie, was brilliant, I was amazed at her passion.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Really enjoyed the day with the Mens Cooking Club, such a great bunch of guys and the lunch we made was delicious! Definitely returning.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Went to abbey community centre to help men make a lancashire hot pot and lemon drizzle cake. I had such an amazing day and all the men were brilliant. Such a variety of characters. I have recommended this charity to everybody at work as I thought it was such a great cause and a really memorable day.

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