Confidence in the Kitchen

Join our program of support to develop skills, confidence and learn the basics of cooking.

This program has a focus on planning, budgeting, shopping, cooking and learning to use utensils and kitchen appliances safely in a social group setting.

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Program details

Program dates: Held over 12 weeks. The next round based in Telarah will comment the week of 25 July.
Day and Time: This program is held one day per week. You can chose to attend on Mondays, Tuesday or Wednesdays.
Location: Telarah program is at Mai-Wel’s Creative Connections Cottage, 115a South Street, Telarah.
Cessnock program is at Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect, 201 Vincent Street, Cessnock (enter via Charlton Street).
Accessibility: All locations are accessible with features to meet the needs of our participants.
Cost:  There is a cost of approximately $10 per week to cover ingredients and resources. This can be invoiced at the beginning of the program or payable weekly. If you pay before commencing the program, you will receive a 10% discount.
Support costs are funded by your NDIS Plan from your Core Supports budget at 1:3 group support. In service km for this program (10km/week on average) are divided by the number of participants and claimed weekly.

Download the Brochure – Telarah supports

Skills Developed in this Program

Participants of this program of support will develop skills that foster independence and confidence in the kitchen and beyond, through group-based learning. Some specific skills built will include:

  • Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Shopping
  • Cooking skills
  • Using to use kitchen utensils and appliances safely

Terms & Conditions

By participating in this 12 week program of support you understand that:

An additional $10 is required each day for ingredients. Any surplus or unspent funds will be allocated to the end of program celebration and participants will take part in choosing how the funds are spent.

Two weeks’ notice is required for non-attendance and/or cancellation of your program of support. Information about exits, complaints and feedback are supplied with Service Agreements.

Participation data will be recorded and a final report will be provided to participants outlining their progress and participation.

Any travel expenses will be invoiced separately when required.

Expression of interest and more information

Submit the expressions of interest form below and our Intake Team will contact you soon.
Alternatively, you can call our Intake Team on 4057 2900 or email

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