We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Life Kitchen, a cookery initiative that offers free cookery classes across the UK for people living with cancer.
About 80% of people undergoing chemotherapy find that the treatment robs them of their ability to taste. This not only makes food unpalatable for them, it takes away one of the pleasures of life. Founded by Ryan Riley, and with the help of pioneering research from Professor Barry Smith of the University of London - a world authority in taste and the senses - Life Kitchen creates recipes and holds cookery classes to help those living with cancer to experience the comfort and delight of flavour again.
To celebrate the Life Kitchen and Duck & Waffle partnership, we’ve launched a special collaborative menu item: Spiced Duck Doughnut with Charred Pineapple Jam with a portion of each sale going to Life Kitchen.
Available now, this specially designed dish takes inspiration from the signature Duck & Waffle doughnut combined with the famous pineapple tacos from the Life Kitchen classes. It uses strong flavours such as pineapple and paprika which, according to Life Kitchen, engages the trigeminal nerve which connects your eyes, nose and mouth.
Over the next few months our Executive Chef Tom Cenci and Life Kitchen founder Ryan Riley will be hosting a series of free Life Kitchen classes in our private dining room at Duck & Waffle. To find out how you can attend click here.
Duck & Waffle supports Action Against Hunger (AAH), a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. AAH saves the lives of malnourished children and ensures families can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. Ultimately, their goal is to enable entire communities to be free from hunger.
Duck & Waffle has partnered with AAH on many fundraising events in our private dining room since opening in 2012.
Duck & Waffle is proud to support Wine to Water, an organization committed to supporting life and dignity of all through the power of clean water. The organization has offices in Nepal, Dominican Republic and Columbia where they employ a team of nationals who work full time toward sustainable clean water solutions catered to the needs of that specific country. Learn more.