School Programs

Cultivate a spirit of giving and compassion.

At Our Big Kitchen our school programs are designed to teach students about giving and about those less fortunate from a young age. We believe in creating meaningful opportunities for students to learn in a practical way so that they can readily understand the importance of giving back.

No matter the age, we believe it's never too soon to create and encourage a spirit of giving and selflessness. Our programs vary depending on requirement, the student’s age and anticipated learning outcomes. Cooking together breaks down barriers and creates an enriching and fun experience for all students as we connect over OBK’s main ingredient…. love.


  • Connect and interact with peers in a meaningful way

  • Make a tangible difference by giving back to the community together

  • Engage in a wider community and connect to growing a community

  • Learn about giving, sharing, respect, love, kindness and gratitude

  • Understand others, compassion and kindness

  • Learn new cooking skills, and have fun

  • Demonstrates your school's commitment to social responsibility in a practical way


By cooking with large numbers of volunteers - or even smaller groups - we are able to make more meals and support more people in need. Last year OBK made over 80,000 meals which got distributed to disadvantaged Australians. Without schools coming in and volunteering their time, this amount of meals would not have been achieved.

Our belief is through giving we empower and connect people. We hope to build a larger community of givers and, by more schools participating, we hope to spread this giving narrative.

Running a large commercial kitchen and a charity does have costs. By having these school programs it contributes to OBK’s running costs. These programs are how we hope to stay sustainable as a charity and continue to grow.


  • Arrive, snack on arrival

  • Talk about OBK, Giving, the people OBK supports, and relevant stories

  • Cooking a hot meal

  • Making a dessert

  • Participants get to sample the meals prepared

  • Package meal with “school” logo

  • Closing Talk and photo


$30 + GST per student – minimum of 20 students

Optional lunch for an extra $5 + GST per student


*this is tax deductable as OBK is a registered charity



Please wear closed shoes, and long pants we do need to follow food safety rules.



Aurelia, age 14.

“The experience of Our Big Kitchen, was very rewarding. I have learnt many things like how hard some people have it, and how important food is. The experience taught me how fortunate we are, and how necessary food preservation is. It was an experience that makes you incredibly thankful for what we have and proud of helping the community”

For more information about our programs and calendar, please contact us.

School Programs Our Big Kitchen
School Programs Our Big Kitchen