Located in the heart of Adelaide’s west end, say.kitchen is an exciting new initiative from St John’s Youth Services comprised of a training café, gallery and youth hub. Due to open early August, say.kitchen will open a whole new world of possibilities for young people in SA.
The café, managed by our partners Meridian Vocational College, will provide training and real-world hospitality experience for young people. With a menu focussed on indigenous ingredients, the say.kitchen café will be open to the public during the day, and available for function bookings in the evenings.
The gallery will provide an exhibition and workshop space for young artists and makers, especially those from Aboriginal or non-English speaking backgrounds. This dynamic space will also be utilised by youth theatre groups, and as a venue-for-hire.
The youth hub will incorporate SJYS outreach programs, Next Step and Keeping my Place. Young people will have access to individualised, wrap-around support that includes housing assistance, training and job placement support, the development of independent living skills and connection to community.
There will also be meeting spaces, which can be booked by community organisations, government and local businesses.
The say.kitchen space is currently being created in Currie St, and is a hive of activity buzzing with builders, tradies and contractors working hard to get us open on time.
A true community project, say.kitchen is possible thanks to the generosity of funders and local businesses. Visit our say.kitchen supporter page to find out more.
We look forward to seeing you for a cuppa at say.kitchen soon!