Life Kitchen | Cookery School Launch Party
Ryan Riley is an inspirational young man with a clear vision of what he wants. In the space of 18 months he has turned the seed of an idea he put out on twitter into a multi-award winning enterprise.
Through Life Kitchen Ryan and his team deliver free cookery classes for people living with cancer around the UK. With the likes of River Cottage and Jamie Oliver providing venues, the venture has received the support of among others, Gordon Ramsay, Sue Perkins, Stephen Fry and Nigella Lawson.
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet Ryan (see the Life Kitchen post). Having heard about his plans to open a cookery school in Mowbray Park, Sunderland – the world’s first for people living with cancer – I was keen to do something to help and asked him if there was any signage he needed. As it turns out, there was one important thing he hadn’t given any thought to and so Picto joined the project team, along side Sunderland City Council, Turner and Townsend, Ryder Architects and Sir Robert McAlpine.
On Tuesday the Cookery School was opened by Nigella Lawson, who jointly hosted the launch party with Ryan. The wet weather did n’t dampen our spirits and it was a lovely do.
To find out more about the cookery classes, to make a donation or a purchase from the online shop please visit the Life Kitchen website.