About Us

Building Community Over The Kitchen Table

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part of the charitable company, Thanet Iceberg Project.

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Ann Newstead

A Director of Thanet Iceberg Project (TIP), Ann is a chef and caterer with a passion for seeing communities come together through the medium of food and a commitment to reducing food waste and transforming it into a solution to local food poverty.

Previously she ran Annie’s Larder, a food business looking to bring the best quality, and greatest choice to those on the restrictions of a gluten free diet, supplying gluten free products both direct to customers and wholesale to other food businesses.  She also ran the highly successful “Annie’s Supperclub”.

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Alexander Roarke

Roarke is a Director of the Thanet Iceberg Project (TIP), as well as Project Manager for the Thanet Winter Shelter. Previously he was an outreach worker with the Aspire Homeless Project.

As well as overseeing the front of house for the Kitchen (and occasional sous chef roles!), Roarke is responsible for integrating the charitable work of TIP with the community, social space that The Kitchen provides, and making it available to the wider community.


The cafe is staffed by a team of volunteers from across the community, including both present and past clients of TIP, some of whom are “giving back” by volunteering. Others are receiving on the job training and/or working towards qualifications, in order to assist their return to work.

If you are interested in volunteering, whether “front of house”, in the kitchen, or as a befriender to those using the cafe as clients of TIP, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The next event

Saturday 15th february

19:00 - Late



01843 293376




3 Cliff Terrace, Margate. CT9 1UX