Food. It can make us feel nourished, content. It can evoke a special memory. It can be a reason to spend time with friends and feel included.
It can also cause great anxiety if someone is unsure of what to do. It can make us unhealthy if we choose fast, takeaway options because of a lack of kitchen skills. For those living with a mental illness, such as depression, it can take away the motivation to even eat.
Which is why we created the Chill Chef class. It teaches practical kitchen skills and instils an appreciation for food and its flavours. It ensures participants eat a healthy, balanced meal. It provides support with shopping skills and recipe selection. And it promotes a sense of belonging in a group with the chance to socialise with new people. The class is supported by an experienced social worker or OT and helps NDIS participants to increase their daily living skills.
The first Chill Chefs graduated from their 10-week course in style this week with a cook-off in Thornleigh showcasing their newfound skills.
If you’re interested in joining this class, contact us today for more details.