Iconic London restaurant Duck & Waffle today announces its partnership with Life Kitchen, a cookery initiative that offers free cookery classes across the UK for people living with cancer.
About 80% of people undergoing chemotherapy find that the treatment robs them of their ability to taste. This not only makes food unpalatable for them, it takes away one of the pleasures of life. Founded by Ryan Riley, and with the help of pioneering research from Professor Barry Smith of the University of London – a world authority in taste and the senses – Life Kitchen are working on recipes and holding cookery classes to help those living with cancer to experience the comfort and delight of flavour again. Ryan Riley founded this charity initiative in memory of his mother, Krista, who, at just 47, lost her battle against small-cell lung cancer four years ago.
Duck & Waffle is delighted to announce that they will be working with Life Kitchen – a cause close to executive chef Tom Cenci’s heart – and will be hosting a series of Life Kitchen cookery classes at the restaurant on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower.
Tom Cenci says “the work that Ryan and Life Kitchen do is amazing, and we are very excited to be a part of it. Life Kitchen help people suffering with cancer to experience the pleasure of food again, and here at Duck & Waffle we are always experimenting with exciting flavour combinations, so it feels like such a great fit. We can’t wait to welcome the first students to Duck & Waffle”.
The Life Kitchen cookery classes at Duck & Waffle start on 7th August. They are free of charge but spaces are limited to twelve people: six people who are currently undergoing treatment plus a guest each.