REBORN project Aunty’s Kitchen is cooking up a cultural storm for the people of Redditch, writes Caprice Harrison.
Piloted by the borough’s Community Relationship Council and backed by grant money from Councillor Bill Hartnett (Lab, Church Hill) it offers the chance for people from a range of backgrounds and communities to meet once a month to enjoy a breakfast from around the world.
The first meal had a Malaysian flavour with oodles of tasty noodles and all the diners had to do was turn up, enjoy the meal and pay whatever they thought was appropriate with all proceeds going to charity.
Organiser Sue Yeng said: “We believe people from all backgrounds can enjoy a cultural and social meeting, once a month.
“The money made will be for a charity of the chef’s choice.”
In all £102 was raised to be split between Redditch Night Stop, Inspire and a dementia charity.
Already mouthwatering meals from Syria, China, Jamaica and India are planned with a Persian breakfast from Iran on the menu for the next meeting on Saturday, March 21.
It will be at the Ecumenical Centre off Evesham Walk and will run from 9.30am to 11.30am.
“The idea and concept is to cook breakfasts from around the world and the diners can eat how much they like and pay what they wish,” said Coun Hartnett.
“I helped out in the kitchen and with serving the food and was able to also help with the funding from the councillors community grant fund.
“It’s an excellent project bringing communities together based on food and I hope the many diverse communities from within Redditch will come forward and volunteer to cook a breakfast from their country.”