SOULKITCHEN’s coaching philosophy is unique in comparison to other cooking and hospitality educational programs. Our focus is towards the individual and the needs and desires of the trainee are our priority.  We love the concept of ‘small beginnings’. In other words, we strive to meet each person where they are at in life and help them to ignite their passion for cooking and hospitality.

SOULKITCHEN’s priority is to give trainees the opportunity to become confident in their own belief about themselves and future possibilities. As a faith-based ministry we offer more than cooking and hospitality training by integrating personal development coaching and pastoral care to the curricula.

The SOULKITCHEN method is to teach food preparation while imparting creativity and a passionate attitude towards food and the people we serve. Teaching in this way not only develops strong cooking, hospitality, and teamwork skills but also avoids training based solely on accumulating folders with endless recipes. Such an approach helps coach each participant towards the achievement of their dreams.   

Cooking and sharing with the Poor


In Luke 14 Jesus tells us when you cook a really good meal or banquet then invite the poor, the disabled and the blind and you will actually be blessed.  Dont just invite your friends and family.  

Those listening to Jesus knew that to share a meal or be invited to a meal was to become a friend. Because of the cleansing rituals, it was almost entering into a covenant with another. a special relationship between those at the dining table. 

So Jesus, by suggesting that the meal be shared with those who are struggling and living on the margins,  is asking us to pull down a wall and open up our hearts and our homes to those who have been disadvantaged through poverty or because of a disability.  It is an invitation for friendship with the other as Jean Vanier insists in his excellent little book, Encountering the Other. This is the very heart of the gospel - it moves us from simple generosity and giving towards a more powerful way of entering into relationship with the other.  It dissolves the gap between the giver and the recipient and says 'Come join me at my table'.