In the kitchen and around the table we share knowledge, learn new skills and build community. Cook Chill Chat (CCC) is a 6-week program that brings members of our community together to cook and share a meal.
To build more inclusive, resilient, and healthier communities by bringing people together to cook and share a meal.
• Increase social connections
• Improve cooking skills
• Improve healthy eating knowledge
• Improve mental and physical health
What does Cook Chill Chat involve?
Healthy Cities Illawarra (HCI) partners with community organisations to deliver this social inclusion, cooking and healthy eating program.
Six Cooking Sessions
The group will cook an easy, quick and nourishing meal to share. It is not a cooking demonstration, but an opportunity to develop cooking skills in a supportive environment. We will then enjoy the meal together, followed or preceded by an education component, discussing different nutrition, health, and sustainability related topic. Options for topics are below, and participants will have the opportunity to choose from:
• Together in the Kitchen
• Eat Well, Live Well
• Get to Know Your Food
• Takeaway the Junk Food
• Savvy Savers
• Love Food Hate Waste
• Become a Storage Master
• Celebrating our Food Future
“We came here looking for the social aspect, but left with great friends, better confidence in the kitchen and better cooking skills.” – Janet, CCC Participant
“Enjoyed every moment, and would love to do this program again” – CCC Participant
Cook Chill Information and Resources:
Cook Chill Chat Information Flyer
*Cook Chill Chat is now a 6-week program.
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.
Visit our shop to purchase the Cook Chill Chat cookbook for $14 AUD including GST and postage.