On Friday 17th February 2023, The Sunshine Kitchen held its first celebration dinner event which included a five course tasting menu and a silent auction. Designed to showcase the talents of our young people, the food featured produce that they had grown in their own garden, and variations on items that they make regularly for their market stalls and catering. The team provided all of the service at the event from directing guests to their tables, to pouring welcome drinks and plating up and serving the food.



Pictures: Chris Watt Photography

Read some of the lovely feedback from our guests:

‘I wish to commend all involved in tonight’s event at the Howe RFC. The food was absolutely amazing and worthy of any top class restaurant. The young adults should be extremely proud of themselves having done a fantastic job of preparing, cooking and serving such wonderful food. Similarly the Board and volunteers should take great pride in what they are achieving with these these young people. Congratulations all around. A huge success and one which I feel privileged to have been able to participate in.’ – Craig Stockton

‘The food and the service were impeccable. The tables looked beautiful. I had a great time with the other guests and was really impressed with all the great work Sunshine Kitchen are doing. It would be good to see how we can work more closely with The Sunshine Kitchen as a college.‘ – Geoffrey Proudlock

Dear Everyone, Andrew and I wanted to thank you all for the amazing evening we had on Friday. You should all feel so proud of the great work you are doing. We hope you have another dinner next year.‘ – Aileen and Andrew Kennedy

‘We had a fabulous time last Friday night. It was so well organised and the young ones were so enthusiastic and very slick. Innis is an excellent Prosecco pourer! …’ – Pauline Craig

Absolutely brilliant, food was amazing and service was outstanding. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves, fantastic amount raised into the bargain. Well done to everyone involved, be proud of yourselves.’ – Mandy Heggie

An absolutely terrific evening superb food and wine, spot on service and everyone having a great time. Well well done young and old Sunshine Kitcheners, thanks so much for a super night out!!’ – Pat Mitchell

‘Fantastic night out. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food was just out of this world.’ – Kay Rooney

Winter Sunshine received support from the National Lottery Community Fund:


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hello@thesunshinekitchen.co.uk or catering@thesunshinekitchen.co.uk

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