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Cook Chill Chat

Cook Chill Chat is an 8-week community cooking program to increase social connections, happiness and healthfulness. It brings people together to cook, share a meal and connect with local services.

Cook Chill Chat

Cook Chill Chat provides education about healthy cooking and healthy eating as well as participant-led social activities. Topics and activities include:

  • Food safety.
  • Reading nutrition labels.
  • Healthy eating on a budget.
  • Food storage.
  • Gentle exercise sessions.
  • Meditation.
  • Visits to community gardens.

To date, ten programs have been delivered throughout the Illawarra targeting elderly adults, young families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people and those living in low socioeconomic areas.

Cook Chill Chat Online Cooking Workshops:

We have postponed our face-to-face Cook Chill Chat programs and we’re replacing it with a series of FREE online cooking workshops!
Date: Every Wednesday starting 13 October for 5 weeks
Time: 11am to noon
Register here.
The weekly workshops will incorporate healthy, quick and budget-friendly recipes, masterclasses and kitchen tricks!

Cook Chill Information and Resources:
Cook Chill Chat Information Booklet

For further tips and tricks at home, join our online Cook Chill Chat Community page

Get the Cook Chill Chat Cookbook – $14

Cook Chill Chat Cookbook

We sometimes found it difficult to find healthy recipes that were seasonal and mindful of food waste. After many years of delivering Cook Chill Chat, we decided to design our own cookbook that could achieve just that! The Cook Chill Chat Cookbook has 29 recipes, including soups, salads, mains, sides and desserts. They are all easy to make, budget-friendly, time-friendly and don’t require fancy equipment.

The cookbook costs $14 AUD including GST and postage. Payment is processed securely through PayPal.

“We came here looking for the social aspect, but left with great friends, better confidence in the kitchen and better cooking skills.”


Cook Chill Chat

Partner with us to deliver Cook Chill Chat in your area

You’ll receive a FREE one-day workshop to gain the skills required to support the program.

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