Healthy Communities - Community Kitchens
Welcome to Community Kitchens!
Community Kitchens in the Barwon area are back again for 2023!
Please also see the Community Kitchen website to find out more at https://communitykitchens.org.au
What is a Community Kitchen?
A Community Kitchen is a group of people who meet each week to make new friends, have fun and enjoy good food. Each group decides how their kitchen will run. They choose when they meet and what food they will cook. There are around 15 Community Kitchens in the Barwon area.
Community Kitchens can run where there is a kitchen that groups can use for free such as:
- Neighbourhood houses
- Community health services
- Service clubs
- Private businesses
Why join a Community Kitchen
Community Kitchens are a great way to learn about healthy food and how to cook. They are also a fun way to meet people and an affordable way to enjoy a meal.
What happens at a Community Kitchen
Community Kitchen members get involved in all stages of the kitchen; menu planning, shopping,
cooking, and eating. Members work as a team to make sure the kitchen runs smoothly.
A trained Community Kitchen Facilitator supports each group.
The group also decide if they will eat the food together or take the food home to enjoy later.
How can you get involved in a Community Kitchen
You can also see updates about Community Kitchens on the Facebook pages of these local neighbourhood houses:
- Cloverdale Community Centre
- Grovedale Neighbourhood House
- Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre
- Vines Road Community Centre
- Norlane Community Centre
Community Kitchen Facilitator Role
The Community Kitchen facilitator's role is to support the group to get involved and work as a team.
A facilitator can be a group member, volunteer or an employed worker. Over time, group members may like to step up into the facilitator role.
Free Training by Barwon Health
Barwon Health offers free training to become a Community Kitchen Facilitator.
There are five online training topics:
- Food Safety
- Kitchen Safety
- Group Facilitation.
Community Kitchens need more volunteer facilitators in different areas. To find out more please see Volunteering Geelong.
Have you heard about the Community Kitchen eNewsletter?
See below for the newsletters:
Last Modified: Wednesday, 06 September 2023