Our Kitchen Social Enterprise

  Established in April 2017 with a Department of Education & Training Capacity and Innovation Fund Grant and a City of Ballarat Social Enterprise Grant, Our Kitchen Social Enterprise started as a 2 day per week, 16-week employability skills development course, called Enterprising Communities.

A catering social enterprise, it services local community members, organisations and businesses. The multicultural menu uses fresh produce, from our Our Kitchen Garden and SecondBite rescued food. There is a focus on using low sugar and fat recipes, and all products are made from scratch. 

In 2018, Enterprising Communities was restructured to became Cooking up Jobs, and a 16 week Commercial Kitchen Skills course was added. During the year Our Kitchen Social Enterprise was created to encompass all our hospitality training, 

A Victorian State Government Multicultural Capacity Building and Participation grant will fund a new Baking and Language Skills course for 2019. In addition, 2 years funding from the RE Ross Trust will allow the Our Kitchen Social Enterprise program to run 5 days per week from January 2019.

  Our Kitchen operates Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm, excluding public holidays, at the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre located in the Ballarat South Community Hub commercial kitchen.

Kitchen Training

Kitchen Training

Hospitaiity Skills

Community Lunches

Community Lunches

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Our Kitchen Catering

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