Kitchen Stories

May 26th, 2016 by communitykitchens

Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services and Advance Community College are working together to run a Community Kitchen Program for young people enrolled in the Advance PAL Program. The PAL Program is an educational program which provides approx. 10 students in Years 8 and 9 with specific literacy, numeracy and practical training in an alternative setting. […]

May 17th, 2016 by communitykitchens

Healthy Habits is a Community Kitchen that has been running for nearly 3 years out of Bentons Square Community Centre in Mornington. It is run by Karingal staff for clients accessing their services. Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation that was established to improve the quality of life for people with a disability. The Healthy Habits […]

May 16th, 2016 by communitykitchens

“Our Community Kitchen has been so successful that we have had almost one hundred per cent attendance. It was the drawcard we needed to enable young people to be introduced to a wider range of living skills. Each week of the Community Kitchen was built around a theme (employment, legal rights, Centrelink obligations, parenting etc.). […]

May 16th, 2016 by communitykitchens

“Since we have partnered with SecondBite, participants have had an opportunity to taste various types of fruit and veg that they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to try” – quote from P.A.S.T Community Kitchen To find out how you can also recieve fruit and vegetables from SecondBite visit:  

July 2nd, 2015 by communitykitchens

The Healthy Bites Playgroup is a pilot developed by Frankston City Council’s Best Start program in partnership with Peninsula Health Community Health, and is based from the Community Kitchens model. The playgroup operates at Frankston North Community Centre on a Wednesday from 10.00am-12.00pm for parents and toddlers from the local community. The playgroup receives food […]

June 19th, 2015 by communitykitchens

The Willum Warrain Kitchen started in term one 2015 for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community at Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association, Hastings. The Kitchen runs on Mondays from 10:30am – 1.00pm and participants all contribute to the meal in different ways including: preparing the food, setting the table, documenting the recipes and washing the dishes.  All […]

June 19th, 2015 by communitykitchens

‘Kids in the Kitchen’ community kitchen was set up by Good Shepard Youth and Family Services at the Community House in Hastings two years ago. It is located in an area of disadvantage with many vulnerable families who regularly experience food insecurity. The program targets children and parent’s after school on a Tuesday from 3:30-5.00pm.  Food […]

December 1st, 2014 by communitykitchens

When Pete retired in 2012 after working for 52 years he looked to the Frankston Men’s Shed as place to spend some time and get to know a few new blokes.

“After I retired I needed another outlet in life to keep me busy. I called up and was told about the Men’s Shed Community Kitchen which really appealed to me as like cooking,” said Pete.