For several years Executive Chef, Ian Curley from the Melbourne restaurants The European and Kirk's Wine Bar, has volunteered his time, talents and material aid to VincentCare Victoria.
Executive Chef Ian Curley from the Melbourne restaurants The European and Kirks Wine Bar has volunteered his time, talents and material aid to VincentCare for several years.
“I realise how lucky I am to do what I do, so I want to share that, to help people learn how to cook and budget and fend for themselves. I go to VincentCare’s Quin House and teach people about budgeting, to make the most of their money when buying food, and to make the most of what they buy when they prepare and cook it.
When someone’s been homeless for a while, food and nutrition often become unavailable or unattainable. The skills can be lost or might never have been learnt, so to begin living independently again it’s important to know the best ways to feed yourself on a budget.”
Ian has also helped connect VincentCare with suppliers who donate food to the Ozanam House and Ozanam Community Centre food service.