Charity Breakfast Club
29 April 2016, by Emily Penycate
Every month the wonderful Kitchen Team at Softwire London cook a different culinary themed breakfast to raise money for the charity Refuge. Refuge was founded in 1971 when it opened the first women’s refuge in the UK. It is now the biggest provider of refuges and services to support families in need. They provide vital support and facilities for families escaping domestic abuse. Please go to their website for lots more information including individual stories and monthly newsletter.
How it works:
The Kitchen Team (Helen, Dom and Massimo), decide on a menu and calculate the ingredients costs. We then add £5 to the price all of which is donated to charity. Softwire employees then sign up for breakfast and can top up their donations if they are feeling generous or think that the breakfast was deserving of an additional donation.
Last month’s #1 CBC inspiration came from Massimo and his love of Columbian cooking and raised an incredible £600! We cooked Perico – cherry tomatoes, spring onions and rice fried with eggs and served it with Arepa – homemade grilled corn breads.
This month’s #2 CBC is inspired by several Softwire employees who have requested American style breakfast pancakes and raised an even better; £700! We cooked over 50 breakfasts in total, which included homemade pancakes served with a choice of berries or crispy bacon and topped with maple syrup, fruit compote and yoghurt.
Great job – thanks Kitchen Team!