Experience a school excursion with a difference

What you need to know

Schools in the Kitchen operates during term time on Mondays to Thursdays, commencing at 9am and finishing at approximately 12:30pm (3.5 hours).

We welcome a group of 15 students max plus two teachers / staff to accompany the students and volunteer with them in the kitchen.

A school can book a maximum of four sessions per year.

Schools in the Kitchen shifts cost $480 per session (includes morning tea, apron hire and hairnet). Funding is available for disadvantaged schools. 

The FareShare Schools in the Kitchen program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the reality of hunger in our community and begin their own response to the issue through action.

Students will also learn about food waste and food rescue. They may even pick up some cooking skills — all of this while making a tangible difference in the community.

During their time in the FareShare kitchen, students undertake a range of practical tasks such as rolling pastry, lining quiche trays, cracking eggs, baking sausage rolls and packing meals.

Schools in the Kitchen induction video – narrated by Hamish and Andy

Other ways to support FareShare

In addition to volunteering in our kitchen, there are other ways to support FareShare. You could run a food drive, organise a fundraiser or step up to our FootSteps Challenge.

To learn more about running a food drive please email info@fareshare.net.au and we will let you know the ingredients our chefs need.

What teachers and students have to say

On the tools in the kitchen