Forest Men's Kitchen is an Incorporated not for profit Association, based on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Our aim is to provide an environment for older men to gather and prepare a meal together, guided by an experienced Cooking Instructor. Our wish is that the blokes who join us will not only learn some basic cooking skills and how to follow a recipe, but also make some great mates in the process.
The association runs several Kitchens which serve to provide a convenient location for men all over the Northern Beaches Council local government area.
Our cooking program, provides you two important benefits, summed up by our catch-cry: Old Dogs. New Tricks. Great Mates.
By developing kitchen skills (New Tricks) older men are better able to support themselves and their family. You will also learn important food safety lessons, so the quality of food you prepare will be safe to eat, nutritious and delicious.
Regular attendance at our monthly cooking sessions will forge new friendships (Great Mates), and will provide a forum to discuss common issues associated with life as a single male, living alone or with a disabled wife and, well, about being an Old Dog. Attending our monthly cooking sessions and attending our public cooking events members become more socially and community aware.
Forest Men's Kitchen members have a more active and rewarding life by being better informed on how to make healthy food choices, prepare nutritious and healthy food themselves and through having shared their challenges with their peers. Having developed confidence in the kitchen you will be more likely to remain in your own home longer as you will be better fed, safely. And having developed some new Great Mates, you will be less socially isolated.