March 4, 2021

Another successful year for The Kitchen Project

Since 2018, budding chefs in West Auckland have been learning the fundamental skills to turn their favourite recipes into successful food-business ventures. Through The Kitchen Project, participants have access to licenced commercial kitchen facilities, a one on one mentorship programme, alongside practical business training and planning advice.

Although slightly adapted to meet the COVID-19 guidelines, Henderson’s programme continued to thrive, adapting to an online induction programme, including mentors and experts sharing their thoughts and insights virtually. The online sessions were such a success; they’ve been implemented permanently across the programme to complement the face to face workshops.

“The Kitchen Project was a great opportunity for us to get the help and support we needed to develop a successful, sustainable business (we still have a long way to go) but they’ve linked us up with a great support system, from bankers to accountants, to marketers, to nutritionists, to executive chefs so I am very grateful.” 

– Theresa Devoe-Mose, cohort 3, Henderson

The Kitchen Project is currently working with the six cohort, who will graduate in early 2021.

The Kitchen Project 2020 Annual Report is available to view here.

Healthy Families Waitākere has been working alongside Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Unlimited, and Healthy Families South Auckland to support locally-based food and beverage entrepreneurs in West and South Auckland.