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Men's Kitchen Association

Forestville, NSW Community Services
Ph: 0411 476 532

About Men's Kitchen Association

The Men’s Kitchen Association was formed in 2016 on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We started our six-person operation with the intent to teach older men in the Frenchs Forest local area how to cook and make some new mates in the process. In just four years we have expanded to over 100 members across three Northern Beaches locations, nine cooking sessions per month and we have over 20 cooking instructors on the team. So motivated by this growth and the expressions of interest from several other locations in NSW and Victoria we have restructured our operation from an Incorporated Association to become a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee.

We are still a small group, but with a huge desire to grow and deliver what we offer to older men across Australia. If you like what we are doing and would like to be part of it, we would welcome you to the Men's Kitchen.

Here's what one of our members thinks of the Men's Kitchen:

From Roger W.
“During my working life my cooking experiences were limited to using the BBQ. However, upon retiring I made the fateful promise to learn to cook. Nothing happened until my wife saw an article in a local news magazine. This led me to join the Men’s Kitchen and the journey began. Since then I have become somewhat competent in the kitchen (when allowed!) and improving with each session, and competent at purchasing most ingredients.

The sessions are full of laughter and camaraderie, but most importantly we are getting excellent tuition in the art of making a palatable and enjoyable meal. Everybody is most attentive and ready to absorb as much as they can. Our instructors are very patient and full of helpful ideas.

The Men's Kitchen is an organisation to be recommended to all men who were in my situation."


Level 1, 32 The Centre
Forestville NSW 2087

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