Monthly Archives: April 2018

Hands-On Dinner Nights start up next week!

Hands-On Dinner Nights start up next week! The Hands-On Food team will be preparing delicious and nourishing plant-based meals from 2 & 3 May again.

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the school term, young people from local schools in Palmerston North enthusiastically join us in making vegan meals in the registered kitchen @ Wholegrain Organics. Dinner service starts at 6pm. If you would like to pop in and check it out, just choose Wednesday or Thursday evening and enjoy a carefully prepared meal at a vegan family table. Come to Wholegrain Organics, 134 The Square, Palmerston North (next to Number 1 Shoes).


Hands-On Food Senior Group

The first term of the school year is over and what a great time we had. We have been reflecting on our Hands-On Food Senior (school year 12+) cooking workshops. We learnt some yummy plant-based dishes, like butternut pumpkin curry, eggplant & zucchini lasagne, potato gratin, snow peas & pumpkin dinner salad, and tomato & basil soup. The highlight of each evening was sitting down and sharing a family meal together.

We will continue with seniors’ classes this coming term too – an exciting opportunity for students to learn about plant-based cooking, wholesale production, running a restaurant night for the public, or catering for local business events. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday team, email us:, call 06-328 5917 or pop in and see us (134 The Square, Palmerston North next to Number 1 shoes).

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