A motivated group of eight mature blokes from the local community have met monthly since August 2023 in a year-long Club pilot project developed for participants to learn some of the finer points of meal making, and to enjoy a fun time together.
So far food prepping has included equipment skills, recipe use, time management, using the oven and induction hob, food safety and good shopping practices. 
Sessions are held monthly on the third Wednesday from 10am to 1pm at the Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Rd, Payneham (corner of Portrush and Payneham Roads). Cost is $15 per session and all food prepared is eaten as part of fellowship and before the final clean up.
The BLOKES KITCHEN is a Rotary Club of St Peters Community Service project.
The support of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council has been essential to the success of this project by its provision of the free use of a small commercial kitchen, storage facilities, and an adjoining room for dining, which has enabled us to prepare and eat a meal at each session.
Our equipment has mostly been acquired from our recycled goods Shed which operates on Saturday mornings 8.30am/12.30 pm as our Club’s major fundraising activity, and as a meeting hub for locals. 
Each session has involved the preparation of a full, nutritionally sound meal, and included a very successful one dish dinner, breakfast omelettes, interesting salads, and fettuccine marinar.
Following a small cost at start-up, the project has been self-funded. With the help of suitably qualified volunteers, and the generosity of our local council, it has been a challenging, but highly recommended, community support project. With the program’s success, the Club is aiming to continue into next Rotary year.