It aims to help people through the language of food. Established by Rabbi David Slavin, Our Big Kitchen provides a community access kitchen to help people in need. The volunteer-run kitchen can be a space for homeless people to take part in a barista course, a place for people convicted of crime to serve their community service by contributing to the community, corporate team building exercises and meditation for new mothers with post-natal depression. I was pleased to learn on my recent visit that Our Big Kitchen also provides food for the women at Lou's Place in Potts Point. I congratulate Our Big Kitchen on being awarded the National Community Service award by the Restaurant and Catering Association for three years running. I also acknowledge my social work intern Pamela Hockey for helping me to draft this community recognition statement and I commend all those involved with Our Big Kitchen in Bondi.