When good friends of mine said they were going to have a function at the place they met to host their combined Hens/Bucks party, I had visions of tacky tiara’s, too much alcohol and too little clothing at an eastern suburbs pub. In my experience, nights like this always end up ugly (on so many levels).
But no, they were having their party at Our Big Kitchen in Bondi.
If you haven’t heard of it, not-for-profit Our Big Kitchen is a community kitchen that cooks meals for those in need. Suddenly getting stonkered at the Beach Road sounded like way more fun.
But yesterday I spent some of the best few hours I’ve had in ages. About 40 of us donned aprons and nervous smiles and set to work cooking hundreds of delicious, nutritious meals for homeless men at Matthew Talbot Hostel.
There was laughter, bonding, empowering productivity and so many feel-good vibes I thought we were going to spontaneously bust out into a heartfelt rendition of What a Wonderful World.
We were there for the upcoming nuptials of two beautiful people and while I was busy labelling the food “Made with Love at Our Big Kitchen’ I was taken with how true that really was.
I enjoyed the morning so much I’m compelled to highly recommend you head there for yourselves for the perfect kids birthday party, corporate team building, school community program or any other function you can dream up.
Because bonding over a salad bowl is sometimes better than bending over a porcelain bowl.
Yours in warm n fuzzy foodie feelings… x andy