Welcome to Our Big Kitchen

Our Big Kitchen is a community run kitchen located in Bondi, Sydney. With support from volunteers, we prepare meals that are distributed to needy people from all walks of life. 

 Why not host your next corporate team building event, kids party, or other special event at Our Big Kitchen? Not only will it be lots of fun, but your efforts will help someone in need. 

 At Our Big Kitchen, our main ingredient is love.

  • OBK Goes Green!

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    OBK has almost completed our new courtyard area, near the entrance to our kitchen. To complete it and make it an enjoyable space we'd love to plant it with some palms or hedge plants. 


    If you have any plants such as these that you'd be happy to donate, please let us know. Ideally they should be hardy and low maintenance - such as palms - and able to handle sun or shade. Any spare large decorative pots, potting mix etc would also be most welcome.


    Please deliver directly to OBK, down the bottom of the big driveway at 36 Flood St Bondi, or call us on (02) 8084 2729 or email info@OBK.org.au and we can arrange to pick them up.



    Thanks from the Green Team at OBK.


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  • November Happenings and Farewell

    Friday, December 05, 2014

    The kitchen has been buzzing with new faces the last couple weeks as we have welcomed hundreds of kids and adults alike to participate in various programs. It has been a little while since my last post simply due to how busy we have been in the kitchen – but I am back with a summary of the last month here and a farewell as this will be my last blog post.

    But first, November…

    -          - We welcomed approximately 400 school-aged kids from 10 different schools – each of them participating in our school program involving baking cookies and bread rolls, threading fruit and vegetable skewers and taking in part in our special sport program.

    -          - We had high school volunteers galore happily facilitated some year 10 students for their work experience week.

    -          - We enjoyed hosting groups from different corporations who took part in our corporate programs, challah bakings, cook-ins, Kids Giving Back activities, birthday parties, a Bat-Mitzvah and all our fantastic caterers who operate out of Our Big Kitchen.

    -          - We celebrated the re-launch of our mums & bubs club and saw it grow to new heights with a fantastic group of parents/grandparents and their little ones. I had the opportunity to go and take part in one of these mornings just last week and it was fantastic to see Laya and Rivky from JEMS, and of course their bubs, leading these beautiful activities. Singing, eating, dancing, ball games, arts and crafts, etc – the morning includes it all and it a great way for us at OBK to get to know our next generation of the OBK family.  

    Challah Bakings

    As you may be aware, our challah bakings have moved to Friday mornings rather than Thursdays. This is a beautiful way to get ready for Shabbat and helps us ensure that delicious fresh Challah is delivered to many in the community.

    Representing OBK

    Gabrielle Upton, Member for Vaucluse, hosted a gathering last night and generously invited both Youth off the Streets and Danny from Danny’s Delights to attend and showcase Danny’s fruits. We are very proud of our connection with our local ministers and are very grateful for their support.

     

    Goodbye

    Keeping this blog post short and sweet, I just wanted to finish with a goodbye from me. I am excitedly heading off to Washington, D.C. in a couple weeks for the first half of next year. So I just wanted to say thank you to all those at OBK for the wonderful year that 2014 has been – it’s been one of our best years yet with many great successes being achieved – may OBK only continue to grow from strength to strength!

    Happy Chanukah to all and Happy New Year (I thought I would get in early)

    Until next time...

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