Free to Feed Not For Profit

It was 2016 when Forbidden Foods supported the free to feed program by donating our long-grain red rice to one of the pop-up Sri Lankan Dinner.

Free To Feed Charu

Free to feed is a non-profit organisation that organises pop-up cooking schools that are led by asylum seekers, refugees and those seeking protection in Australia. Before fleeing their homes, free to feed cooking instructors played important roles as cooks, chefs, restaurant owners and/or as feeders of their families and communities.

The free to feed program provides individualised training and mentoring from industry professionals culminating in a unique employment opportunity through the cooking classes at the free to feed pop-up cooking school and events. free to feed founders Loretta and Daniel are passionate about connecting local Australians with refugees and sharing and celebrating diverse cultures from around the world.

We’re proud to announce that Forbidden Foods will be stepping it up this year by becoming the rice donation partner for all the free to feed cooking classes in Melbourne for the next 12 months. We believe that food is a global language and is a positive and powerful way to connect people and break down barriers!

These classes are an intimate and authentic cultural experience that gives back and was voted by Timeout as Melbourne' s number one cooking school.

If you are looking to sharpen up your cooking skills, have a memorable time with friends and family while creating opportunities for new Australians then head over to free to feed Melbourne and book yourself a class!

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Location: 763A High Street, Thornbury, VIC. (Map).
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Cooking Classes
In Home Classes
Corporate Workshops
Gift Vouchers

cooking class free to Melbourne

Images, logos and photos courtesy of Free To.

Note: Forbidden Foods partnership with Free To Feed ended on July 1st 2018.