Education is a key part of our work at MM – helping to transform our approach to food in cities and tackling some of societies biggest issues.
Children & families
MM works with local schools, to provide cookery classes for children in an area with multiple food-related issues – including a lack of access to affordable fresh produce and the proliferation of fast food businesses. The aim is to teach children about healthy eating, show how much fun cooking can be, increase confidence in the kitchen, and use food as a vehicle for socialising and breaking down barriers.
MM is working with the Refugee Council on a pilot project that uses food and cooking as a way of reducing isolation amongst refugee women. The Cooking Collective training provides refugee women with the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and explore cooking as a possible route to employment, through ethnically inspired recipes that tell the story of their creator.
MM is also working with Migrateful, an organisation that helps the UK’s migrant community on their journey to employment and independence. Migrateful is running a cookery class programme that seeks to address the lack of support provided to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on their journey to integration.
MM has also partnered with the NHS and London South Bank University to deliver a series
of healthy eating cookery classes for people with pre-existing health conditions in the Lambeth borough. The sessions focussed on portion control, how the body metabolises different nutrients and how to create tasty, healthy and balanced meals.
MM is inviting people, companies and policymakers across London, the UK and the world to join the movement to change food culture in the country. This is an open invitation for people who believe in:
Healthy, sustainable, living food made with rural, artisanal practices
Supply chains that prioritise quality over price and make good, healthy food available
The importance of community in cities across the world, starting with London
We are delighted to welcome you all back, with an array of international dishes from our food trading partners, fresh groceries and artisanal deli in our community markets, which have been expanded with new outdoor seating options.
The wellbeing of our guests and our team is always our priority, and at this time it is more important than ever. We have in place the necessary precautions to deal with the Covid-19 situation and keep our visitors safe. Here are the measures we are taking to ensure your visit is safe, including:
• Indoor and outdoor seatings which have been configured to maintain social distancing in line with Government’s guidelines.
• A reduced and limited number of guests temporarily allowed in our markets, with social distancing markings which are in place throughout the indoor and external areas.
• In compliance with the NHS “Test and Trace” system, we are keeping a temporary record of our visitors, to assist NHS with data requests if needed. Please rest assured that we do not use any personal detail collected for any other purpose and will destroy them safely after this NHS requirement ceases.
• Increased hygiene and cleaning of surfaces and restrooms.
• Hand sanitiser stations installed and easy to find around the markets.
While we handle the restrictions required to assist the NHS and the country during this uncertain time, we remain committed to providing all our visitors and citizens with a safe, enjoyable and unique MM experience. Stay tuned to our social media channels for updated opening hours.