Mayfield East Public School

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen

Feeding minds, bodies and futures


Mayfield East Public School is extremely fortunate to be a part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. We are changing the way children approach and think about food. Students are getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program began in 2001, and has since steadily and successfully been rolled out in 191 primary schools across Australia thanks to the generosity and funding from government and community. The fundamental philosophy that underpins the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program is that by setting good examples and engaging children's innate curiosity, as well as their energy and their taste buds, we can provide positive and memorable food experiences that will form the basis of positive lifelong eating habits.

As participants in the Kitchen Garden Program, all students at Mayfield East spend time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen each and every week. There they learn skills that will last them a lifetime, and discover just how much fun it is to grow and cook their own seasonal vegetables and fruits.


Try our scrumptious recipes below all cooked with delicious fresh produce right here in our school kitchen and given the students' seal of approval.



Turkish Spinach Dip & Pita Crisp (doc, 223 KB) 4 Gourmet Pizzas (doc, 706 KB) Autumn Salad (doc, 96 KB)Braised Silverbeet & Spinach (doc, 98 KB)Orange & Cardamom Cake (doc, 100 KB) Colcannon (doc, 99 KB)Carrot & Coriander Soup (doc, 99 KB) Fresh Herb Risotto (doc, 101 KB) Giant Smartie Cookies (doc, 100 KB)Rocket, Pear & Walnut Salad (doc, 183 KB)Creamy Cauliflower Soup (doc, 98 KB) Lemon Curd With 1/2L (doc, 16921 KB)Leek Tart with 5M (doc, 18754 KB)Kartoffelpuffers (doc, 16921 KB)Herby, Garlic Toast (doc, 95 KB) Wattleseed Scones (doc, 319 KB) Beetroot & Orange Salad (doc, 187 KB) Spinach & Cheese Frittata (doc, 186 KB) Orange & Cardamom Cake (doc, 20355 KB)