Experience a school excursion with a difference

Sign up for Schools in the Kitchen 2022

Bookings are open for our 2022 Schools in the Kitchen program.

For more information, please email our School Program Coordinator, at schools@fareshare.net.au.

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

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What teachers and students have to say

FareShare receives consistently positive feedback for our hands on Schools in the Kitchen experience from teachers and students alike.

As a result, this unique program books out early each year.

Such a variety of tasks! Kept the students very busy and engaged. Very warm welcome and nice environment. I really hope we can make this a regular thing.
Teacher
Northside Christian College
I enjoyed being part of all the different stages of quiche making. I would love to come back.
Student
Northside Christian College
I enjoyed cracking eggs and talking to staff about the impact the food has.
Student
Northside Christian College
People waste so much food on a daily basis. I learned how much we can reuse that food.
Student
Northside Christian College

Sign up for Schools in the Kitchen

Our Schools in the Kitchen program has kicked off for 2022. For more information, please email our School Program Coordinator, at schools@fareshare.net.au.