Cracking Good Food works with fully trained Cracking Cooks and Co-ordinators and supported by over 100 volunteers, without whom we would not be able to deliver our extensive programme of cookery classes, courses, workshops and demos.
We also have 5 non-executive directors –
Juliet Lawson – former full-time director with 5 years’ experience of funding, tenders, and developing and managing projects and grants
Rob Tomlinson – a longstanding teacher/lecturer and our expert breadmaker
Mary Pegington – an NHS Research Dietician
John Pegington – a Chartered Management Accountant with NHS South Manchester CCG
Tracey Torley – an experienced project manager, community support manager and trainer
Maz Linford – a trained chef, our most experienced community cooking leader & experienced project manager
Our Co-ordinators are Alison & Bernadette, Dan, Judith, Natalie, Paul, Sharon, Susan headed up by Tracey & Sharon. Banner photography by Wendy Swetnam.
Our Community Development Practitioner
John Hesketh – with 18 years’ experience in social regeneration – spanning the public, private and third sectors across the North of England. His professional passion is focused on changing policy, improving places, increasing quality of life and future prospects among those in most acute need – and he is a keen champion of cross-sector collaboration in levelling play fields and affecting sustainable change. To Cracking Good Food, John brings skills in place profiling, community engagement, partnership-building and project development; quality assurance, social impact measurement and pursuit of funds from a variety of sources for commercial and community benefit. His hope is that over coming months he’ll be able to help Cracking Good Food maintain key work-streams, add to these and extend the company’s reach.