“Confidence in the Kitchen” is a program available at Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect in Cessnock. Hunter started this program back in May 2021. The first step was to develop a 12 week schedule of recipes that he wanted to learn to make. Each week, Hunter is supported to make a new recipe, taking part in each step of the process; from finding and following a recipe, shopping for ingredients practicing WHS in the kitchen and learning new cooking methods.
Hunter decided he wanted to try his hand at making caramel cake and had a whole heap of fun along the way! He did a fantastic job and was able to take his caramel cake back to share with his family and friends at home, along with the recipe and knowledge of how to re-make the sweet treat in the future. Yum!
Cooking is an essential skill in everyday life. This is something Work Life Connect had at the top of mind when developing the Confidence in the Kitchen program. The program aims to teach participants how to choose and make nutritious, simply, tasty meals from start to finish, with assistance from a support worker every step of the way.
Since making his caramel cake, Hunter has continued to build his skills and confidence in the kitchen and learning new recipes.
The Mai-Wel Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, and recognise their continuing connection and contribution to the land.