As a social enterprise, Bain-Marie shares a similar mission to its parent company Goldfinger Factory. Both social enterprises incorporate the same central philosophy into everything we do: our goal is to empower deprived communities to ‘turn waste into gold’. The Goldfinger Factory does this by selling furniture that has been made out of discarded wood, or by rejuvenating and up-cycling old furniture.
We channel this no waste philosophy into our approach to food. Both businesses are based in Golborne’s Trellick Tower, and it is here that Bain-Marie hosted a series of Eat The Rainbow cookery classes to inspire young families to cook together and eat together. The classes were free of cost and placed an emphasis on making healthy food fun and delicious, reducing food waste and making ingredients go that little bit further. This not only saves money, but also has a very positive environmental impact.
‘Eat The Rainbow’ is an increasingly popular concept; doctors and nutritionists are advocating a diet incorporating fruits and vegetables of all colours- the old cry to “eat your greens” is still relevant, but only if you eat your reds, purples and oranges too. This colourful way of approaching healthy eating is a wonderful way to educate children about nutrition, and our series of classes aimed to encourage and educate both parents and children about how to eat balanced, varied, healthy, frugal and environmentally friendly meals. The classes taught families how to use spiralisers, and families who attended more than one class were given a free spiraliser. Teaching children and parents how to use spiralisers and then providing them with one equipped them with the skills and tools to create wonderful, vegetable-based, cheaper alternatives to pasta and noodles, w