Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen is a social enterprise sustainable and ethical catering company. We’re a Real Living
Wage Employer, a local independent business, and really committed to doing the right thing. We
also run the cafe & bar at People’s History Museum, and are the in-house caterer for PHM.
Our model is rather unique. Everything we buy supports the sustainable food future that we want
to see – local, seasonal, sustainably produced and ethically sourced. We also work with a huge
range of food businesses to intercept beautiful food that will otherwise go to waste (lowering
Greater Manchester’s carbon footprint). Our team of experienced chefs use this ever changing
mix to create fresh, bespoke, delicious menus every single day.
All of our profits, and some grant funding, support our community work, providing grocery
parcels, nutritious meals and cookery lessons to people experiencing food poverty.
We have an events catering service, delivering catering and refreshments for meetings,
workshops, training events, etc. We also have a cafe & bar in Spinningfields, also offering private
hire and event hosting. We offer a range of talks, workshops, and lunch & learn events around
food waste, our sustainable food future, links and false links between food waste and food
poverty, and much more. And (just in case that’s not enough ☺ ) we also offer team building
activities including sustainable wine tasting evenings, waste food reducing cooking demos and
classes, and learning to make pickles and kimchi.

You can find our menus here –

And a bit more info about all the ways we’re different from mainstream catering companies here –