The Cooking Academy Delivers 100 Cooked Meals for NHS Staff at Watford General Hospital


Kumud with food donation

On Monday 30th March, Kumud delivered 100 cooked meals for the frontline NHS staff working in the COVID-19 wards at Watford General Hospital. Kumud and one of our teaching chefs Sarah Leary, volunteered their time to prepare and cook nutritious meals to keep the dedicated staff going on their long shifts.

The ingredients for the meals were generously donated by The Cooking Academy, Waitrose & Partners in Northwood and Tesco in Rickmansworth with Costco in Watford donating the containers to deliver the meals in. To accommodate for as many people as possible, Kumud and Sarah cooked a Moroccan chickpea, sweet potato and spinach tagine, a butternut squash dhansak served with rice as well as an aubergine & kidney bean Italian Stew.

Kumud said “The meals which myself and Sarah Leary cooked for the staff at Watford General hospital were a way for us to say thank you for the absolutely essential work they are doing to fight this awful virus. We wanted to help in the way we know best by feeding them with healthy and nutritious food to give them the energy they need to keep going!”

This is not a one off for the team as we are busy communicating with more retailers to cook even more food for NHS staff in need. Over the coming weeks, we hope to be delivering food to hospitals in the local area and those in London, which are the hardest hit.

Listen to Kumud’s interview with Nana Akua about the donation on BBC Three Counties Radio below.

Listen to Kumud’s interview with Benjy about the donation on Vibe 1076 radio below.


This story was also covered by external media, which you can read below:

Watford Observer

Herts Live


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