Welcome to the Blend blog! We're a small communtiy food organisation based in Sheffield, England. On our blog we'll try and keep you upto date with the stuff we're doing, share recipes and talk about anything to do with food. Please write on the blog, tell us what you think and what you eat.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


One of the things we’re keen to do at Blend is provide volunteering opportunities. Volunteering has so many benefits from helping people gain paid employment to ensuring services are meeting people’s needs (and changed if they aren’t). As part of our commitment to making sure our services meet the needs of our clients, we’re currently reviewing our volunteer programme. We’ve created a short online survey that if you’ve got 1 minute we’d love you to complete it. To take part in the survey and to help us get our volunteer programme right, please simply click on this link  .

Data from the survey will be used to make sure our volunteering programme works for anyone volunteering with us and to help us secure future funding. If after you’ve completed the survey you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering with Blend, please email .  To find out more about Blend please visit our website .

Saturday, 1 October 2016


At Blend we are committed to working together and believe we can do far more working together than we ever possibly could on our own. As such, we can support other community groups in a number of ways:-

1. Hiring space
At Blend we are always looking for alternative venues to run a pop up restaurant event or cookery class in. Venues we’ve hired previously range from old church halls in Fulwood to Walkley Community Centre on Fir Street. As long as you have a functioning kitchen space, we can hire it! We can work with you to organise a one of event utilising your space and generating income for your organisation.

2.  New programmes.
If you’re a community organisation who buys into our ethos but doesn’t possibly have the capacity to secure additional funding for new projects, we can help. The Blend team has a proven track record of securing funding to deliver a range of programmes. We will work with you to secure funding or fund raise to develop new food related projects that meet the needs of the people in your local community

3.  Quality catering
Are you running an event and need food? At Blend we provide a range of catering packages that can help make your event a success. Our experienced team of trained staff and volunteers can produce delicious, healthy and affordable food to attract people to your event. Ranging from a large community event to a staff away day, Blend can help make your event a success.

To find out more about how Blend can work with you, please email to arrange a meeting or to sound us out about your idea. 

Sunday, 25 September 2016


Blend is in an exciting time of change and development and is looking to recruit new trustees to our board. If you buy into Blend’s vision of using food to enhance the lives of the people of Sheffield and are committed to our ethos (please see about us part of our website), why not consider becoming a trustee. While unfortunately we can’t guarantee any financial gain as a trustee, you will be able to develop new skills, work with a great team of people and make a difference in the lives of the people of Sheffield. We are asking trustees to commit to attending 75% bi monthly / quarterly trustee meetings each year, undertaking any actions agreed at those meetings, organising the AGM and an annual business planning day.
We are looking for trustees with experience and knowledge in the following areas;-
  •        Business development within catering and hospitality industry
  •        Training and careers advice
  •       Publicity and marketing

As a trustee you will be responsible for providing effective governance and strong strategic leadership. The ideal candidates will have experience of a similar role in either the vcf or private sector along with relevant skills and experience.

If you’re interested and have the relevant skills and experience, please email outlining why you want to be involved and what you’ll bring to Blend.