Kitchen

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania’s food social enterprise project provides a pathway to employment for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Participants undertake practical workplace experience, furthering training and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry.


The Kitchen is open for lunch 3 days per week! Dine in for a maximum of 20 customers is available. No bookings are taken.

A weekly menu is provided on Wednesdays via our Facebook page and instagram page, but may be subject to change. The menu features a range of lunch items plus our sweets and coffee.

Meal packs are also available for pick up on Fridays (stay tuned for how to pre-order).

Wednesday       11:00am – 2:30pm
Thursday           11:00am – 2:30pm
Friday                11:00am – 2:30pm

Address: KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy

Contact: Food Manager Megan Quill on 03 6221 0999 or catering@mrctas.org.au

Event Catering Menu – We can tailor a menu, delivery and staffing to your requirements.

To enquire about catering please fill out our Catering Request Form. Please note that this is not an order form – you will be contacted by the Food Manager to discuss your enquiry and confirm availability.

Anyone from a migrant background is welcome to apply to participate in the work experience program. Applicants can contact Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania on 03 6221 0999 or email settlement@mrctas.org.au to complete an assessment.

Participant Testimonials

Huweida – “Fridays are good. It is good to have customers and to share my recipes. I am making friends too. I am very happy.”

Abebea – “I am happy to  make friends and to learn new food, to have communication with others including people who are in my English class but now they are my friends.”

MRC Tas is appealing for donations to increase its capacity to provide weekly staple food boxes to temporary visa holders and other migrants who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Delivery of boxes around Hobart and surrounding suburbs is being supported by the Glenorchy District Football Club and its community partners. The packing of boxes is supported by MRC Tas volunteers.

This project has received some great support from the community already, and it has been wonderful to see so many organisations collaborating on this. However, more donations are needed to meet demand.

The food boxes contain healthy, nutritious, and where possible, culturally appropriate food, intended for cooking in a home kitchen.

A donation of $50 will provide a food box, the average contents of which will last for approximately 10 days.

Donations will assist in the purchase of ingredients and packing of boxes. Donations for the Food Box program can be made by visiting: www.givenow.com.au/mrctas-foodboxes

The MRC Tas Food Box Program was initiated with support from the Jetty Foundation and the Rotary Club of North Hobart. 

Supported by Tas Govt logo (colour)

 

 

 

 


Testimonials
“Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the meal you and your team prepared for us. It was fabulous and certainly contributed to a very happy celebration. Thank you.”

– Jane Ross, June 2020

“We were thrilled to collaborate with the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania to serve 600 potters a wonderful meal – hot and hearty soup and a range of sourdough bread in handmade ceramic bowls – called Pot Luck Dinner, the opening event for the Australian Ceramics Triennale. There was plenty of the delicious soup and bread, cooked with fresh, local ingredients and served efficiently by the MRC Tas team. We were delighted with the success of the dinner!”

– Vicki Grima – Chair, Australian Ceramics Triennale, 2019

“I just wanted to extend my thanks again for the wonderful catering you and your team provided at our event last Thursday. The feedback I have received has been very positive!”

– Red Cross Migrant Mentor Support Program, 2019

We just wanted to say how very impressed have been by your Service, and let you know that the food was very very well received by our guests, clients and staff.

We have had many participants at our function today, ask us, who supplied the catering, and we gladly advised them who to contact if they required catering themselves.

Could you please pass on our thanks to all those staff and helpers, at the migrant resource centre, who helped deliver today’s catering – and say we thought it was wonderfully presented (you eat with your eyes too) and let them know it was delicious!”

– Department of State Growth (Skills Tasmania), 2019

Kitchen Opening Hours

The Kitchen is open for lunch 3 days per week! Dine in for a maximum of 20 customers is available. No bookings are taken.

A weekly menu is provided on Wednesdays via our Facebook page and instagram page, but may be subject to change. The menu features a range of lunch items plus our sweets and coffee.

Meal packs are also available for pick up on Fridays.

Wednesday       11:00am – 2:30pm
Thursday           11:00am – 2:30pm
Friday                  11:00am – 2:30pm

** Please note that the Kitchen will be closed on Thursday the 22nd of October and Friday the 23rd of October due to the Show Day public holiday. We will be trading as usual on Wednesday the 21st of October.

Address: KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy