Everything we do is to create surplus for us to invest back into helping those who find life difficult in line with our vision. We are big believers in collaboration and if we cant help we will signpost you to our contacts and other experts who can help.
Our experiences are immersed in leading change, social purpose and enterprise, asset based approaches, empathy ,emotional intelligence and human centred cultures.
This is our unique cutting edge transitional learning project suitable for corporates, change makers, policy officials and communities. We have a variety of products available and its best to check out its dedicated website:
Please visit the website Kitchen Challenge Website
From plough to plate at some point over the last 30 years we have been involved in it and we remain informed and at the forefront of thinking for today and the future.
We can help you create a food vision – integrating all aspects of food into a cohesive strategy for the future.
We can advice strategically on the best way to establish and maintain community cooking clubs with experience of Chairing the UK Lets Get Cooking project that touched over 2.5 million people in well over 5500 Cooking Clubs across England.
We can help you develop better canteens and food policies in hospitals and schools. Our recent survey of Australian parents and school children showed us the current model needs drastic change. Our people centred approach and knowledge of systems can help you develop ways to reduce obesity and malnutrition.
We can help you establish and maintain social enterprises, cafes and restaurants and inspire you to think differently about how you apply an asset based approach to those who happen to have challenges in their lives.
We can nudge you towards developing better and inclusive policies for your business and for your product.
We can help you bring together GPs , Health Networks, Communities and Customers to deliver Social Prescribing and Asset Based Community Development in your locality.
Do check out the food systems and place based community development work involving community gardens and more at the organisation that Rob has an additional role at Cultivating Community
Policy and Process IAG (Information advice and guidance)
We have many years’ experience of implementing food, health and education policy within Governments, private and charitable sector organisations. We know what has worked well and what is more challenging. We can give you advice and ideas that could inspire a nation, workplace, council or individual towards a better place. Our extensive knowledge and love of networking and facilitation puts us in a great position to help you. We particularly relish working with organisations looking to improve their inclusivity, purpose and culture as well as opportunities for developing shared values. What we really love to do though is encourage you to think “what if ?”. Rob is delighted to be a Policy Fellow with the Mitchell Institute / Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University and supporting them currently on ground breaking social prescribing solutions.
Rob Rees MBE DL – personal appearances/ blogs and articles:
Our Director and Founder Rob Rees MBE DL is available for talks, masterclasses , demonstrations or product launches at your event. Be it corporate, policy, fundraisers or festivals Rob is available to motivate and entertain you. With years of experience in public speaking from all major UK TV / Radio stations and TED Talks to local print media and a depth of knowledge from around the globe his impact will add value and legacy to your occasion. He has recently (August 2019) spoken on the platform with Harvard Prof Eric Mazur on Reimagining Education with AVID as well as the “Power of Purpose in improving Performance” with PwC and British High Commission and put his Chef uniform back on to run Masterclasses with South Melbourne Market.
Rob also contributes to the local and national media and a number of Blogs. One of his favourites was The Little Green Spade – an Early Years project bringing growing and cooking alive in EY settings and also the Don’t Trust Your Taste Buds website for the Heart Foundation. He has also recently appeared with Elena Duggan – MasterChef Australia Winner 2016 and Patron for Kitchen Challenge on Channel 10s My Market Kitchen and back in 2005 even on Sunrise! Do keep an eye out in Spring 2020 for a new Podcast with Elena Duggan called Appetite for Change.