Community Chef

This fun and informative healthy eating project aims to teach people how to cook healthy and affordable meals for themselves and their families. As well as promoting healthy eating through one off activities the chef will deliver courses which cover hygiene, health and safety, the principles of good nutrition, working to a budget and practical skills needed to produce healthy meals from fresh ingredients.
The course will be tailored for all age ranges. The Community Chef works with our Community Nutritionist to deliver the message of healthy eating in schools and community venues across Dartford.

The HLC has recently appointed a new Fulltime Community Chef namely Terry Miller. Terry has a vast amount of knowledge and experience to share with his colleagues in the Community Kitchen and also the Volunteer Community Chef’s. Terry’s hopes to increase awareness on healthy eating and also to increase the footfall into the HLC Café. 

Terry, our new Community Chef, and his team

Terry will be working with the Volunteers in the Community Café (Kitchen) consisting of different Teams throughout the week. All Volunteers have been put through Food Hygiene Level 2 and Health and safety.

Volunteer Community Chef’s

The Volunteer Community Chefs including Terry will be working alongside the School Health Programme’s Manager and local Nutritionists by providing information and cooking skills to local schools, pupils, teaching staff and their families. This project has been designed to support in helping people to understand their eating habits regarding sugar, salt and fats and also how to cook healthy economical meals on a budget. Sharing the message is key to making individuals aware that they can make a lifestyle change more beneficial to their health. 

Click here for 40 Community Chef Recipes

Click here for some low salt recipe ideas.



Contact us 

To find out more about the Community Chef project,
or to book a place on one of our courses, please contact

HLC Admin
Tel: 01322 311265


Healthy Living Centre Dartford is a Company Limited by Guarantee (England and Wales) Company No 07409535. Registered Charity No 1142458.
R/O Tree Estate Community Centre, 46 Cedar Road, Dartford DA1 2RS 01322 311265 //
Community Web Kit provided free by BT
Cookies and Privacy | Charity Number: 1142458