Our Initiatives

“The Samosa Sisterhood”
Women & Girl’s Network

For our second birthday, in keeping with last year, we opened the restaurant for a community event and to support the work of the Women & Girl’s network, who in turn support women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence.

Our Executive Chef Ravinder Bhogal, invited women to join her in a time-honoured tradition in East African Indian and many other cultures of making samosas. All money raised from the tickets sold went to support the WGN.

“The Cook & The Critic”
Love Food Give Food

During September and October we take part in Action Against Hunger’s (ACF) Love Food Give Food campaign. Food security and child hunger is an issue very close to us as a restaurant.

To celebrate Jikoni’s first birthday Ravinder was joined by Observer food critic Jay Rayner who donned his kitchen whites and waited tables for a six course feast at Jikoni, to raise funds with us for Action Against Hunger. During September and October we add a suggested pound donation to the bill which also goes directly to ACF.

CURRENT INITIATIVES

The importance of cooking and feeding in serving the community is important to us.

Jikoni has launched our “Community Lunch Plates”, a daily chaning plate inspired by our flavours from South-East Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and Britain. We send £1 from each lunch plate sold to support the valuable work of The Felix Project and Marylebone Food Cycle in improving nutrition and food security both locally in London and across the UK.

Jikoni has previously worked with the Refugee Council, welcoming apprentices who have arrived in the UK as refugees, to help them gain confidence and skills in the work environment. Their culture and cuisine is also something our team value and learn from, showing how we can benefit from the arrival of such rich and diverse cultures in the UK.