More than a qualification
Nourish can be a life-changing journey for students as they form friendships and learn new skills in a safe environment. Along with the accredited certificate in cookery, Nourish covers customer service, barista training, healthy eating, food safety and sustainability. Students are supported by a nurturing team with regular mentoring as they learn foundational life skills, financial literacy, and job-readiness training.
The program has in-house youth workers to support individuals and help find post-program pathways for each student. OzHarvest uses its vast network of industry contacts and partnerships to support students beyond the qualification into education, training, and employment.
Nourish runs in Adelaide, Newcastle and Sydney, with two intakes per year in February and August.
Meet our Nourish family
The Nourish Program changed my life. If anyone is feeling stuck or without options for jobs or education – even if hospitality is not something you aspire to a career in, I would highly recommend the Nourish Program.
Nourish Sydney graduate
A magic moment for me is watching our Nourish students graduate. I can see the difference we have made to their lives and know that they have hope, confidence and a pathway to a better future.
Ronni Kahn AO
OzHarvest CEO & Founder
Our son was mentored, coaxed, taught, enriched more than he could have imagined. Using humour, respect and belief in our son’s efforts brought phenomenal change and growth for him. We will be forever grateful for that time and opportunity with Nourish.
Mother of 2018 Nourish Graduate
You have been the most positive people I’ve been around in my whole life. I don’t want to think about where I would have been without this course. It has made me want to eat healthy, cook for other people and make them have a good experience.
Nourish SA graduate
The thing I find most rewarding about working in Nourish is seeing how much of a difference building up a young person’s self-esteem can make to their lives. I’m lucky to get to work with young people who may not have had a great experience with education and to turn that around for them, and to help open up opportunities for them.
Nourish Coordinator SA
Front of house is what I mainly enjoy, but I also love cooking so I’m going to try to find something where I can do a bit of both. The course has been great. I’ve learned a lot and made friends, lifelong friends that’s for sure.