The Social Food Project

The Social Food Project

Brunswick East, VIC 3057
Member since 2017

  • 1 Classes
  • 3 Students
  • 2 Reviews

The Social Food Project was founded by chef, environmentalist and social entrepreneur Ben McMenamin. Having worked as a chef for over 10 years and gained a degree from RMIT, Ben has come to realise the power that food has to bring people together and catalyse social change.

Ben has cooked with a number of great social initiatives including the Food Know How project, Scarf Community Dinners, Give a Fork Sustainable Seafood lunch, OzHarvest and more! His work as a food educator has taken him all over Australia presenting at sustainability conferences and community festivals.

Ben's passion for food and education is matched only by his love of gardening! While at RMIT, Ben started a student project called Greening RMIT dedicated to creating more urban gardens and increasing food literacy on campus. He has hosted numerous gardening workshops and cooking demonstrations for students and staff alike.

In 2016, Ben joined the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance as the Membership Officer and Co-founded the Fair Food Challenge, to promote a more fair, healthy and accessible food system.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Social Food Project or organised by The Social Food Project must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Social Food Project.


I agree to give The Social Food Project unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Social Food Project classes and events or on The Social Food Project's premises. (For use of The Social Food Project marketing materials).


The Social Food Project requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy
The Social Food Project requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email The Social Food Project to organise a refund or transfer
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26 July 2017 • Farmer to Table Cooking Workshop - Simon Schulz from...

Modern farming methods, organic processes and products, new recipes and cooking techniques, current issues and trends facing Australian farmers and the dairy industry, and how to become a more conscientious consumer.


19 July 2017 • Farmer to Table Cooking Workshop - Simon Schulz from...

Recipes using organically produced milk products. I especially loved meeting the farmer & the chef was a lot of fun. I had know idea that bechamel sauce could taste so wonderful using this milk.I love cooking and always try to use the best products. Even though I live alone I always cook for myself & have previously used Schulz's milk to make haloumi cheese with excellent results.