About Conscious Kitchen
At the Conscious Kitchen, we organize weekly dinners on Thursdays to promote community, conscious living and sustainability. By sharing a meal we aim to bring people together over food, and in doing so create awareness about food waste and how good plant-based food can be.
We are entirely volunteer-run and everyone can get involved You can volunteer to help us pick up food, cook, serve or clean. Interested in volunteering? sign up for the upcoming dinner here!
If you are unable to donate your time, you can also donate some money to support the dinners and make sure they continue.
We make sure that all our dinners are produced in a sustainable way, either by using food from local markets that would otherwise be wasted or by sourcing it from local and organic producers.
Who is Conscious Kitchen exactly
We are a movement that fights food waste by collecting would-be-wasted food and turning it into delicious meals for our community. We are a non-profit organization made up of volunteers. Our goal but to bring people together with the satisfaction of saving food.
We are idealists. We make our meals vegan both because of practicality and ideals. We believe that having people eat vegan even just once a week is something valuable.
We are food-lovers. Useable food is too good to let go to waste. We love the challenge of preparing a meal out of whatever food is donated. We are creative and experimental, resulting in colourful and unique dishes, varying from lentil dahls, to soups with mung bean sprouts to roasted fennel with harissa.
We are open to everyone that believes in our pillars. Currently, the majority of our team are international students. Accessibility is a value we hold high, thus we keep our dinners affordable, offering a 3-course dinner + any leftover for the starting price of €6,50.
Do you have dietary restrictions? Let us know at the door!
Why Conscious Kitchen?
We collect on market days, we visit the market stands around closing time, asking for donations of left-over food that is would be thrown away.
We complement to make a satisfying and wholesome meal, we supplement the donations with pasta, potatoes, bread or bulgur. And sometimes beans, or nuts, or tofu.
We cook under the supervision of one or two regular volunteers, everyone is invited to help cooking. Together with a diverse group, we cut and slice, fry and bake, cook and stir and serve a meal shortly after seven o'clock.
We clean after the dinners, the dishes have to be washed and the kitchen has to be cleaned. Again, everyone is invited to sign up as a volunteer. Together, we make sure that everything is left in order and ready for the next event!
We cooperate in collecting food, cooking and cleaning, we ask everyone to sign up as a volunteer. Whether you just want to get to know us, out of sheer curiosity or out of idealism, whether you love cooking or cleaning, young or old, rich or poor, religious or atheist, a local or a traveller, you are most welcome to be a part of Conscious Kitchen.