Local food charity becomes official catering partner for Enfield Town FC

Cooking Champions will be serving up fresh-cooked food to football fans next season

QE2 Stadium and (inset) Cooking Champions
QE2 Stadium and (inset) Cooking Champions

Enfield Town FC has struck a deal with a local food charity to become the football club’s official caterers for the 2023/24 season.

Cooking Champions will be offering its famous high-quality food to football fans at the club’s Queen Elizabeth II Stadium after the two community organisations struck a season-long deal.

The food education charity rapidly expanded during the pandemic to deliver meals to vulnerable people and now also runs free cooking workshops in Ponders End.

Enfield Town FC, the England’s first fully fan-owned football club, saw the potential for a partnership that would benefit both sides. As well as providing hot food on matchdays to Towners fans, Cooking Champions will be taking the chance to develop its local education programme.

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In a statement on its website, Cooking Champions said: “This is going to be a fantastic community project as we [are] going to train young people for the surrounding area how to work in the hospitality industry and make sure they are paid the London Living Wage.

“Supporters will be offered an array of high-quality food with all profits going straight to our charity. This will help to continue our essential food support that has been running every single week since April 2020. To date we have made and distributed 57,000 free meals and thousands of food parcels.

“Thank you to Enfield Town FC for this opportunity and we can’t wait to see what the season brings. 

“Up the Towners!” 

If you are interested in applying to the youth training and employment scheme launched by Cooking Champions:

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