A new foodie hub is now open in Islington – and Jenius Social is set to change the way we all connect through dining
Jenius Social, the vibrant new food hub, is now open in Islington and serving up a smorgasbord of daily events. From cocktail dating and cookery courses, to team building experiences and visiting supper clubs, Jenius Social is about creating connections through one element – food.
The social food hub, which is the brainchild of founder and owner Jennifer Yong, has teamed up with the best industry experts, food producers and thriving supper clubs in a bid to connect everyone from beginner to gourmand, bringing together a melting pot of activity in a versatile light, bright and spacious site that features a state-of-the-art kitchen together with a flexible dining space and attached deli.
Venture into Jenius Social and on entering you’ll be surrounded by cherry-picked food and drink items, all chosen with love in the on site deli. Here, visitors can purchase products used in Jenius Social classes in order to recreate talents at home as well as buy premium deli items and goods sourced from select suppliers for those wanting a gourmet dinner to go. Olive oils and balsamic vinegars are sourced in Italy by Seggiano; Capo Caccia Fine Food are providing delicious deli meats; specialist olives and pates have been hand chosen from purveyors of the finest Spanish food products Brindisa; and fabulous artisan chocolates come from specialists Ubuntu Chocolate to name a few.
A full list of deli wines accompany, available to be taken away and enjoyed at home or to purchase and sample at the end of events and classes when groups sit down together to share their created food.
Ecologically aware, Jenius Social has its own canvas bags for regulars to do their weekly shopping and will take of 5p off all purchases when using non-plastic bags. Jenius Social uses fully organic and free-range food in all courses, classes and catering and where possible produce is brought locally.
Headed up by Executive Head Chef Malcolm Emmanueil, whose glittering 20-year career includes working under the helm of Angela Hartnett and cooking around the globe, the purpose-built Jenius Social kitchen is every chef’s dream. Featuring six induction hobs, two commercial freezers and six ovens, the space has been designed from scratch to allow plenty of room and light, providing the perfect space for groups to learn and cook together.
The Dining Room
Visiting supper clubs as well as selected Jenius Social courses and events will take place in the dining room as well as all kitchen experiences, which will culminate when groups sit down on communal tables to share their food.
Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows and fully removable and adaptable furniture and seating up to 40, the dining room can also be hired for creative meetings and brain-storming sessions and includes Wifi throughout as well as wall-mounted flat screen 61 inch TV.
Every evening between 6pm until close, Jenius Social invites visitors to book a space at the shared dining room, or just drop in unannounced and choose any of the deli wines and enjoy at retail prices. While guests catch up with friends or perhaps even strike up a conversation with someone new, Jenius Social will provide complimentary tapas.
Unit 8, The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road N7 8GR; 020 3286 4998; jeniussocial.co.uk/