Mum’s The Chef

Occupy Croydon: Reclaiming the borough’s empty shops (part 1)

Posted on December 2nd, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 4 comments

Jonny Rose makes the case for the rise of the pop-up business in Croydon

Croydon has an abandoned shop problem

Norbury is currently suffering from a vacant shopfront problem. There are at least five unused units in London Road and – despite a series of inquiries from enterprising locals – they remain vacant.

This is not a problem unique to Norbury. Across the borough, vacant … Read More »

Cronx Kitchen: healthy packed lunches for school

Posted on September 3rd, by Sahara Quli in Culture. 1 Comment

Sahara Quli, founder of social enterprise Mum’s The Chef, welcomes readers to our new Cronx Kitchen recipe series

In April 2013 I founded Mum’s The Chef, a social enterprise aimed at tackling long-term unemployment among ethnic minority women.

We know what great chefs so many mums are, but sometimes they face barriers to employment such as a lack of work experience or qualifications, or poor English language skills. At … Read More »