From the beginning Talking Shop has worked to bring people together over great affordable food - whether as volunteers or as customers - & we are signatories to the Oxford Good Food Charter
We believe everyone should have access to affordable healthy tasty food regardless of income. We believe too, in helping people gain and pass on the knowledge & skills to grow, cook, eat & enjoy food.
We're very excited to have reopened our cafe. We're starting small but building up. We're making fresh sandwiches through the week and cooking up soups and specials with tasty ingredients from the Oxford Food Bank. We want to build up the team who will be cooking delicious affordable food for sale in our cafe & shop. Let us know if this sounds like something you could help with.
We're also looking for cake bakers to whip up deliciousness for sale through the shop. Get in touch if you have a favourite cake you'd like to bake for our customers. You'd be cooking in our kitchen and you can organise times with our managers that will fit your availability.
These are great opportunities to share & learn new styles of cooking, new skills, new recipes, to build confidence in the kitchen to take home or on into paid work. You will also be key to keeping our customers happy, healthy and well fed!
full training and support (including from a Duty Manager in your day to day work and from our Volunteering Manager to help you get the most of your involvement with Talking Shop)
a personal learning record (if you want to develop particular skills or confidence)
opportunities for training (for example, accredited food hygiene and safety, mental health awareness or first aid, physical first aid)
a friendly, supportive, inclusive and safe environment!
All levels of experience welcome: we will work together to learn from each other. The timing of the cooking sessions have yet to be decided. Get in touch to find out more.
If you're interested in finding out more about cooking with us in the future please contact our Volunteering Manager Fiona on firstname.lastname@example.org Or pop into the shop, say hello and leave your details with the manager
Find us: at The Village Hall, Henley Road, Sandford, OX4 4XZ