The Beet Cafe

How It Works

The Beet is an educational, skill-building program for youth with a focus on healthy food preparation, hospitality and business development. Led by some of London’s top chefs, Growing Chefs!’ youth staff lovingly prepare delicious healthy food for school hot lunch programs, and make appearances at select summer festivals in London and surrounding area, (Did you catch us last summer?) all while learning invaluable life skills.

The Beet was made possible by the generous support of Libro Credit Union and their Community Builder Program. Thanks Libro!

For the 2016-17 school year, we're proud to partner with The Montessori Academy of London and the London Waldorf School to deliver healthy, scratch-made hot lunches for their preschool programs.

Currently we are not accepting new partners for hot lunch programs, but if you are interested in your school partnering with The Beet Cafe in the future, please contact us at

Please use the links below to access menus and recipes for each month.

    Note: All meals for the lunch program are nut free. Any nuts listed in our recipes should be considered optional and can simply be omitted.


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