100 Mile Foodie support NDIS participants by encouraging the development of independent living skills through teaching participants about nutritious food choices with a hands-on approach.
We work on improving skills surrounding: food preparation, meal planning, meal prepping and meal storage, all while experiencing new flavours, new recipes, cooking and the enjoyment of food.
Positive outcomes of our program include: social participation, meeting new people, improving and developing communication skills, trying new things and development of independent life skills.

My goals for my time spent with participants are,

  1. Experiencing new things in a fun and supported environment;
  2. Introduction of new foods, flavours, textures and recipes participants would like to recreate;
  3. Independence in choosing new foods by seasonality, nutrition & enjoyment;
  4. Independence in shopping for foods through either looking through supermarket brochures and familiarising themselves with fruits and vegetables in season, identifying food on special, online shopping if living alone or visiting supermarkets or markets;
  5. Meal prep knowledge in how to prepare, how to store, what temperature is required to store food safely;
  6. The enjoyment of sharing a coffee/drink or snack together and how to prepare the table for the meal created;
  7. Create opportunities for participants to invite friends/family to share meals created, positive affirmation from peers and family and the value of that;
  8. Safe storage of food items including temperature checks of fridges and freezers, installation of temperature gauges;
  9. Safe cleaning routines, clean sponges, tea towels, storage of crockery and cutlery; and
  10. Most importantly cooking with the participant, teaching new skills, enjoyment of cooking and eating a meal that is delicious, healthy and nutritious.



Testimonials
  • On a hot summers day 100 Mile Foodie came to Mount Martha and ran an amazing Turkish cooking class for a group of 20 of us. With a smile on her face and little printed cook books in hand Janice talked us through and demonstrated the creation of a number of delicious dishes. Everyone in the group got a chance to participate and had a great time in the kitchen. There was so much food and every dish was delightful. I know I walked away with a better understanding of Turkish cuisine with the knowledge and skills to recreate it at home. It was a great day that everyone in the group raved about!

    Corinne

  • We recently had a gathering of 45 of my husband Jamie's close friends and family to celebrate his 50th birthday. With very short notice gorgeous Marlene from 100 Mile Foodie suggested an amazing menu that catered for all. Using all local Mornington Peninsula produce and Marlene's experience the food was absolutely incredible. All of our guests were constantly commenting on how good each dish was and were blown away by the flavours. Marlene is so professional and organised and her food is so delicious that I can fully recommend her to cater for any function. Thank-you so much Marlene you made Jamie's day such a success!

    Tara M

  • I have used 100 Mile Foodie's services for 2 events now. On both occasions the food has been amazing, the service outstanding and the styling impressive. What really sets Marlene and 100 Mile Foodie apart is her passion for local produce, which shines through in her food and presentation.

    Adam N - Wine Compass

  • Marlene ran a fantastic Turkish cooking class for us as part of a hen's weekend at a private house in Sorrento. The class was a great mix of demonstrations and hands on activities and Marlene was really flexible to work with us to achieve the feel we wanted for the evening. I can't wait to try some of the recipes at home!

    Tara