6th July 2016

Syrian Supperclub

The Syrian Supper Club came to life in July 2012; three friends, all sharing a profound sense of sadness at the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Syria, decided to do something to remind their friends in Syria that they had not been forgotten. With some sharp thinking and good noses for food Johnnie, Louisa and Rose held a Syrian inspired feast at their kitchen table to raise some money and like the greenest of raw almonds The Syrian Supper Club was born.

On Wednesday 6th July, at E5 Bakehouse, Philip volunteered as guest chef for a sold-out Syrian supperclub – of course, many Iraqi dishes were on show!

To find out more, click HERE

1st June 2016


Since Daesh invaded Iraq, almost 3.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes. They have lost everything, and now depend on others for their survival. Over two million are going hungry – every single day.

Both JUMA Kitchen and AMAR, are inviting you to hold your very own Iraqi get together – whether that’s a BBQ, a Sunday lunch, a meal for two, or an Iftar meal for all the family – to help raise vital funds to feed some of Iraq’s most disadvantaged families.

More information on #MyBaghdadKitchen can be found HERE

4th March 2016

AMAR Foundation

AMAR has been working in the Middle East since 1991, providing professional health and education services to those whose lives have been turned upside down by conflict and instability. The charity’s current appeal – which is in collaboration with Channel 4 Dispatches Director, Edward Watts – is working to develop the mental health care infrastructure in Northern Iraq to ensure those affected by IS brutality receive the trauma-therapy they so urgently need. After hearing about the charity, our founder, Philip was totally enrolled in their vision and wanted to do more to help their efforts in Iraq. On Friday 4th March JUMA has teamed up with AMAR to host a supperclub where 25% of ticket sales will go to the AMAR Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased HERE

2nd July 2015

The Food Chain

JUMA teamed up with The Food Chain to celebrate their annual summer event in the summer of 2015. Having volunteered for the HIV Charity before, Philip was more than happy to volunteer his time and efforts into making it a summer party to remember! A surprise visit to the kitchen from patrons Jay Rayner and Allegra McEvedy made the event even more special. A warm thank you to the rest of the JUMA team who volunteered also, Alec and Hani!

To find out more click HERE

May 2015

Second Chance

2nd Chance is a specialist ‘education to employment’ training course created to support unemployed 18-24 year olds on their journey to a career. As part of their 6 month course, the graduates are trained within specific workshops, for example construction, I.T or in this case, hospitality. Philip’s contribution was not in the form of cooking, but instead project managing their front of house team for their infamous, Secret Kitchen pop-ups. Philip continues to volunteer for the charity and is a real advocate of their work as he sees transformation in the young graduates every time he works with the charity – inspiring stuff!

More information can be found HERE

3rd December 2015

Beyond Food Foundation

Beyond Food Foundation’s mission is to inspire people who are at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness to gain meaningful employment. Their philosophy has always been about bringing people together around food, running workshops that creates well-being, passion for food and meaningful employment. It was a no-brainer for our founder to team up with Beyond Food to create a not-for-profit supperclub that would inspire Beyond Food trainees to gain experience of Iraqi cooking while raising money for the charity.

The event was covered by The London Evening Standard, find out more HERE

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