Corporate Social responsibility activities

We are passionate about promoting corporate social responsibility or CSR activities and supporting local communities.

Companies with strong and genuine CSR policies boast more engaged employees, with increased retention, passion, and creativity.

employees are enjoying corprate social responsibility activites wih our corporate events

Studies relate that “employees who perceive their organizations to be socially responsible reported higher levels of creative self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation, which in turn positively influenced their creativity at work.”

By working together to produce and share delicious meals with those in need, we forge the strongest emotional connections. With our extensive experience in CSR objectives and implementation, we will help your company fulfill and deliver your CSR commitments.

Businesses and their employees are integral members of the community, and we all have a responsibility to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves and contribute to the common good.

We have integrated our corporate social responsibility (CSR) into our business philosophy and operational activities, and we help Companies to ‘pay back’ to the community. For every donation you make – The Cooking Academy will match that donation to supplement our support for the communities in which we work (AKA Central Street, Rickmansworth Women’s Refuge, YMCA)

We have held events with numerous charities including:

  • Help for the Homeless,
  • Catholic Workers Farm and
  • The Peace Hospice

We can work with you to produce CSR events in your local community or with a chosen charity.

The Association of Project Managers (APM) Case Study

Download our corporate social responsibility activities brochure to share the concept with your colleagues.


employees of roche company are attending corporate social responsibility events at 'The Cooking Academy'

CSR Event Formats

Every event is unique for each client, however, some of the most popular formats are:

  • ‘Bake, Eat and Donate’: Participate in a team bake-off while also donating some of your creations to local homeless charities.
  • ‘The Soup Kitchen’: Cook and serve hearty meals for the homeless and those in need.
  • ‘The Payback Foundation’: Host any of our team events at venues that have hired individuals who have overcome difficult circumstances.
  • ‘The Cook’s Apprentice’: Shop for ingredients in the local community as part of a cookery challenge to support local businesses.
  • ‘Santa’s Little Helper’: Build gingerbread houses and create sweet treats for those less fortunate during the Christmas season.

All aspects of our events are entirely managed by our team of chefs and event managers; we provide all necessary equipment, ingredients, and even a mobile kitchen if required, so all you need to do is turn up and enjoy the day.

London, Rickmansworth, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire

Group Sizes
Group sizes range from 6 to 150 people.

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What people say.

What an amazing day we all had…it has been the topic of conversation today and the photos have been flying around the office!  It has had the desired effect on the teams here so we are delighted with the outcome.     Thank you all for your most professional help not only before we arrived but during our event too.    (Dawn Lipman – Full Power Utilities)  
Full Power Utilities – Corporate Athlete
“I have to say the team really enjoyed the day off and generally are of the opinion that it was the best retreat event we have had so far! It was perfect for us, very interactive with clear goals and timelines and of course the pay off of lovely food.”  (Bren Vaughan - EBI) 
EBI – Employee Wellbeing Programme
Our cookery event was designed to improve inter-team relationships and encourage colleagues to get to know each other outside of the workspace since happy employees mean happy customers - and growing revenues.  Our objectives were met 100%, exceeding everyone’s expectations for the day, The teams had great fun and most importantly, took something away for themselves, and they have talked about the day since so we’ve created shared memories.   There was good wine and plenty of banter and jokes, it was highly sociable.  And for me, the best part of the day was “watching the whole team putting their effort into the cooking and enjoying themselves.” (Thomas Schneider  - Concur Technologies)
Team Building – Concur Technologies
The event was a lot of fun and a great experience for the whole team, especially since most were out of their comfort zone and yet embraced the tasks. The motivational presentation on nutritional eating was very well received by all the teams and has inspired change here. They are highly charged and engaging with each other as we wanted and so we have achieved everything we had hoped and more. (Trevor Ballantyne - BMW)
BMW – Wellness in the Workplace
Just to say a big thanks for another successful event. I was delighted to see how the event really brought them all together to work to achieve the tasks and they really enjoyed themselves and have been buzzing about it in the office ever since. In fact it's generated a lot of interest in cooking and they are all keen to practice their recipes at home. (Liz Barber - DLL Financial Solutions)
DLL – Wellness in the Workplace
The objective of the day was a bit fun and raised everyone's confidence within the team, which I believe the event definitely did. There has been a great buzz in the office over the past few days, with everyone sharing their experiences" (Neil Mcgruer - BAM)
BAM – Leadership and Development Cookery Event
"This was a very novel experience that makes an interesting talking point with clients - very different to the usual team building events, highly informative, exciting and great differentiator" (Richard Parry - Barclays)
Barclays Team building – Cookery Event
“I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone involved in making our event such as success – the team absolutely loved the day, which was professionally hosted and presented. We had a lot of fun and learning. Thanks for the great photos, and the menus – I know some of the team have already re-practiced some of these at home!” (Dominic Fry, Director of Revenue, Hilton)
Hilton – Eating for Immunity Event
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