Project continues to support vulnerable adults despite lockdown

A project to support vulnerable adults in East Cleveland is continuing despite the coronavirus lockdown. In February television MasterChef Matei Baran and Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation launched their second Kitchen Therapy programme which uses cooking to bring together and help people who struggle with their mental health. Kitchen Therapy has been halted, but the people…

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Master Chef Matei on TV again

Thanks to reporter Stuart Whincup for his piece about Kitchen Therapy which ran on BBC Look North last night. The Kitchen Therapy project, which Matei started with the help of Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation and Middlesbrough College, has made quite an impact in the North East media.  As well as Look North, the story has…

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TV Chef reveals suicide bid as he launches Kitchen Therapy

Tyneside’s TV chef Matei Baran – who is providing Kitchen Therapy for people with mental health problems – has spoken for the first time about the time he tried to kill himself. Romanian-born Matei moved to the North East 10 years ago and has worked in the kitchens of a number of high-profile restaurants and…

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