On May 25th Peter joined our very select group of nonagenarians. We have three in our membership now and all three are very active and love their cooking. Happy Birthday Pete!
The Northern Beaches Council has been very supportive of the Men's Kitchen organisation right from the beginning, and when we opened our new venue in the Ted Blackwood centre in Warriewood Cr. Regan provided sufficient funds to effectively cover the rental of the centre for the remainder of this calendar year plus a little extra to help set up our initial pantry in that Kitchen.
On Thursday April 12th, Cr. Regan joined us for lunch so he could see first hand what we do and enjoy a meal that the men prepared.
April 6th 2018: NBC Wellness Expo Opens the Seniors Festival
On Friday April 6th 2018, Northern Beaches Council conducted a Wellness Expo in support of the Northern Beaches Seniors' Festival and Forest Men's Kitchen was invited to run an information booth there. Billy, Mick, Graham, Austin, Peter R and Peter W manned two, two hour shifts to promote the Men’s Kitchen and to see if we could get some men interested enough to attend our Open Days next week. We spoke to many people and received interest from quite a few potential new members.
March 1st 2018: Membership Action at Warriewood Square
On Thursday March 1st we had a chat with shoppers at Warriewood Square and gave out a few fliers, well about 50 actually. Thanks to Billy, Mick, Peter R., Graham and Peter W. we enjoyed the opportunity to talk to local men about our new operation in the Ted Blackwood centre, which was literally next door to the shopping centre.
We noted the contact details of interested men and will be in touch in the next day or so. We're looking forward to having Stuart, Alan, Ron, Eddie, Ross, Norm, Geoff, Peter, Anthony and Darrell join the Forest Men's Kitchen team.
March 21st 2018: Second Venue in Warriewood
After several months of planning, we have now openned a second venue in the Ted Blackwood Centre in Warriewood. The kitchen there is fantastic, with loads of benchspace and the centre owner, the Northern Beaches Council, is keen to help us get established, firstly by making a few minor changes to the kitchen to suit our needs, and also by providing us with a huge cupboard for our pantry and an underbench cupboard for some of our utensils.
If you are interested in coming to our Cooking Sessions at this new centre, please contact us to book in.
For more information - call Peter on 0411 476 532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org