Deshi Shad - Women’s Food Enterprise

 
The Deshi Shad team.

The Deshi Shad team.

Selma, one of Deshi Shad, showing off the cucumbers she’s growing. A good example of the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and skill so many Bengali women in Tower Hamlets have.

Selma, one of Deshi Shad, showing off the cucumbers she’s growing. A good example of the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and skill so many Bengali women in Tower Hamlets have.


 

A Big Dawat

To launch the project we will be hosting a dawat (a big family feast) on Wednesday 16th October 2019 at the old Limehouse Town Hall. We will be showcasing our group’s talent with this festive lunch, serving up delicious Bengali food, the kind not found in restaurants - yet!

Find out more information and RSVP to attend here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stitches-in-timedeshi-shad-big-dawat-food-tasting-event-and-soft-launch-tickets-75271788947

 

(Deshi Shad means a ‘Taste of Bangladesh’)

Stitches in Time, is proud to launch its exciting new Women’s Food Enterprise project working with local residents from the Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets, London.

Inspired by their rich local knowledge of traditional Bengali cuisine, the project will bring together 30 talented chefs from the borough with women professionals from the food industry in a series of workshops and food events held over the next three months. By inviting established chefs and foodies to share skills, tips and advice, alongside inspiring personal stories, the project aims to challenge stereotypes, build confidence, and create opportunities for local women and aspiring food entrepreneurs.

The project is part of the Tackling Poverty Fund, an initiative by Tower Hamlets council supporting innovative ideas to help into employment marginalised people living in a borough with the greatest level of inequality in the country and where 74% of Bangladeshi women are considered economically inactive.

You will be able to find the project in and around East London until December, running street food markets, catering for private events, providing cooking lessons and, finally, setting up the first women run pop-up curry house on Brick Lane!

 
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Catering for all occassions!

As part of our Women’s Food Enterprise, Deshi Shad is also offering catering for private events, work lunches, conferences, Christmas parties, and all other occassions. We can offer you a selection of menus to choose from according to your needs, and are happy to deliver - and even serve - our delivious food at your premises.

By ordering from us you will be helping to provide an opportuntiy for members of our group to gain proffessional experience in catering operations, and you will be able to try the very best in Begali food!

Click on the poster to enlarge it and email thomas@stitchesintime.org.uk to make an enquiry.