Yes2Ventures presents ‘Social: Everything but the Meat’ – gourmet dinners prepared by participants

As part of its ESF Pathways behavioural change programme The Social, Yes2Ventures is delivering catering workshop training to unemployed and economically inactive customers with an interest in food preparation.

On the back of this there are some wonderful culinary treats coming out of the Yes2Ventures kitchen, as director Mark Powell explains….

Yes2Ventures presents Social: Everything but the Meat, a nine-item accompaniment to your Sunday roast made with freshly prepped ingredients.  Designed to provide a generous portion for two people but can be stretched to serve three or four. Special introductory price of £15. Package includes: Mashed Potatoes – Roast Potatoes – Mixed Greens – Gravy – Roast Carrots and Parsnips – Sage & Onion Stuffing – Yorkshire Pudding – Braised Red Cabbage – Cauliflower Cheese. Reheating instructions and allergens information included.

This product, which can be bought online at  is  prepared each week by graduates of Yes2Ventures Behaviour Change workshop who have now been taken onto the payroll. All profits will contribute to Yes2Ventures social inclusion work at Snig Hill in town.  You can also order by phoning Mark Powell (07904 586584) – there are delivery and collection options.


Comments from previous recipients include – I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wonderful package you delivered on Friday. We have just eaten it all and it was delicious. Although it is for two, it fed our family of four! Just like a home-cooked Sunday lunch but without all the hours of preparation and the pans to wash up. Good enough to have as Christmas dinner” and “Absolutely amazing Sunday dinner, crispy roast potatoes carrots and parsnips, creamy mash, braised cabbage, cauliflower cheese, steamed greens, huge Yorkshire’s and delicious gravy – what more can you ask for! Was wonderful to have such high-quality food and no pots and pans to clean up afterwards. Portions were a really good size, the kids said it was the best Sunday dinner they had ever had. High praise indeed! Would definitely recommend and we will definitely be ordering again. The fact that it’s a social enterprise providing meaningful employment for people is an added bonus as you know your money is going to a meaningful cause.