Free training for Lambeth’s first LGBTQ+ Food Ambassadors

24 January 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth supports new LGBT Food Ambassadors education from Healthy Living Platform, celebrating diversity through the lens of food and cooking.

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Free training for Lambeth’s first LGBTQ+ Food Ambassadors

Healthy Living Platforms aims to empower the vibrant LGBTQ+ community within Lambeth to start something new – six free weeks of training to become Food Ambassadors.

Lambeth’s first LGBTQ+ Food Ambassadors

The Census reveals that Lambeth boasts the highest percentage of LGBTQ+ residents (8.3%) in London. HLP are launching the LGBT Food Ambassadors initiative, celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community through the lens of food education and communal cooking.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Jim Dickson, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Healthier Communities, said: “We know the importance of showing diverse communities our unwavering support and providing them with valuable tools for empowerment and connection.

“This programme serves as a testament to Lambeth’s commitment to inclusivity and celebrating diversity. By harnessing the shared passion for food, we hope both to strengthen individual well-being, and nurture a more vibrant and interconnected Lambeth LGBTQ+ community.”

Five learning areas

 The free Food Ambassadors programme equips10 participants with essential culinary skills, fosters a strong sense of belonging, and promotes sustainable food practices for a healthier tomorrow through learning in five key areas:

1.     Culinary Mastery: essential cooking skills through interactive demonstrations and hands-on practice, crafting healthy, delicious meals.

2.    Sustainable Flavour: explore eco-conscious food choices, empowering participants to minimize food waste and embrace greener kitchens.

3.    Building Bridges: a safe and inclusive space where participants can share experiences and cultivate lasting friendships within the LGBTQ+ community.

4.    Sharing the Bounty: As a grand finale, participants cater and host a gathering for friends and family, showcasing cooking skills and community spirit.

5.    Supportive Circle: Recognizing the challenges individuals may face, the program offers optional confidential counselling sessions throughout the journey.


At the heart of the LGBT Food Ambassadors program lies a powerful idea: using the universal language of food to forge connections and strengthen social cohesion within a community that is often underrepresented and seeking solidarity, using newfound talents as a bridge to connect with each other and their wider communities. The course will be repeated depending on the number of LGBTQ+ people who sign up.

More information

To register interest or sign up for training, contact Jon Woodason at Healthy Living Platform. Please sign up by Feb 11 2024.