Cooking for a cause

We can't wait to host you and your team at Cooking for a Cause. Please come prepared for an active and rewarding experience, here's all the information you need to know before you start cooking!


Cooking for a cause

We can't wait to host you and your team at Cooking for a Cause. Please come prepared for an active and rewarding experience, here's all the information you need to know before you start cooking!

Get ready to cook!

Please arrive 15 minutes before your session starts so we can give you a magical yellow apron and to allow you time to put your belongings away, wash your hands and set up! For the safety of your team in the kitchen, please ensure you follow the below:

  • Wear closed in, flat and comfortable shoes such as sneakers. No heels, ballet flats or open-toe shoes. Participants wearing uncovered shoes or heels will not be permitted in the kitchen.
  • Tie long hair back.
  • Please remove any jewellery or items of value prior to arriving.
  • Ensure you wear comfortable clothes you can move and cook in!
  • Bring a drink bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day


Safety in the kitchen

There are strict health and safety regulations when it comes to food production that need to be followed. You must ensure you are in good health and not experiencing any flu like symptoms or any other health concerns that may result in food becoming contaminated. This is particularly important due to the demographic of people at our recipient charities who will be enjoying the nourishing meals you make.

Helpful Documents

Your team’s contribution will make a real difference for people in your community! Please read these PDFs before attending the Cooking For a Cause

Event locations and contact information

Location: Warehouse G3/G4, 46-62 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015 (Map)

Please note, you will need to park outside of the complex, or please consider public transport/Uber options (encouraged).

This is a working warehouse estate, and the parking spaces are used for regular deliveries by other companies who operate within the estate (i.e our neighbours) as well as our own regular deliveries and pickup/drop offs. Thank you for understanding!

A special request: Our Waterloo Market is low in stock. We would be so appreciative if on the day your team could also bring along food to be donated. We accept food donations on site at the OzHarvest Warehouses and will arrange to have it brought over to the Market to be handed out to our vulnerable community. Every little bit helps so even if it’s just a can or two! Learn more here.

Contact us
Gina Nicolopoulos
NSW Engagement Co-Ordinator
[email protected]

Location: OzHarvest Melbourne
Unit 3, 49 Bertie St, Port Melbourne

  • Tram 109 to North Port Station / Light Rail is a 700m walk.
  • Bus 235 to Derham St / Williamstowb Road is a 300m walk.
  • Street parking on Bertie St, Bridge St, and Fennell St.

Please do not park onsite as this space is reserved for our yellow vans.

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Google Maps)
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

Click here for the MCEC Venue Map.
Enter via the Clarendon St Entrance opposite Crown Casino. Once you enter the building turn left and follow the yellow OzHarvest signs towards the commercial kitchen. If you get lost please go to the Customer Service Desk and they will direct you to the kitchen space.

Contact us
[email protected] or call 0490 092 874.

Location: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006

Please enter via the South Gate of the oval and wait around the concierge near the Koffee Ink café. One of our lovely volunteers in a yellow shirt will be there to greet you and take you up to the kitchen.

Contact us
[email protected] or call 0490 092 874

Contact [email protected] for Brisbane location.

Location: OzHarvest Gold Coast Kitchen

The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise (Google Maps)

Parking at The 4217 is available at Bruce Bishop car park offering 1600 car spaces on seven (7) levels. Bruce Bishop Car park website.

Bus & Light Rail

The G:LINK Light Rail, stops only 250m from The 4217. Disembark at Cavill Ave and walk towards Beach Rd and you wont miss us! Find out more about the G:LINK here.

It’s easy getting to The 4217 by Bus, head to Translink to plan your journey.

Contact us
If you have any questions please email: [email protected]

Location: Claremont Football Club. Davies Rd, Claremont.

Location: The Salvation Army. The Beacon, Northbridge.

Contact us
If you have any questions please email: [email protected].