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  Homeless World's Longest Lunch 2015

The HEAT Homeless World’s Longest Lunch is an event for people affected by homelessness. It runs each year as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Since 2009 over 300 homeless members of the community have dined on HEAT. The event highlights the issues surrounding homelessness, disengagement and empowerment.

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  Reaching for the Skies

St Kilda Youth Service is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing the most meaningful opportunities to young people experiencing disadvatage.

St Kilda Youth Service (SKYS) has been operating in the City of Port Phillip since 1982. It is a generalist youth service that works with young people who experience disadvantage and have complex needs.

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Guy Grossi with HEAT Students


HEAT Patron Guy Grossi

Guy Grossi is a huge supporter of the HEAT program he regularly visits the students and offers advise and encouragement on their pathways to careers in hospitality.



HEAT students complete their final challenge as their course grand finale

Carlo Grossi and Victoria Police Chief Commission Simon Overland experienced the HEAT Student’s new found talents as their 14 week course came to an end. These HEAT Students under the guidance of HEAT Chef Arnold Grenier treated guests to a fine dining experience at Police Victoria’s Airlie Learning Centre last month. Guest enjoyed the culinary delights of Asian influenced tomato broth with blue swimmer crab followed by Lamb shanks, cous cous, beans, olives and gremolata. And for dessert Chocolate tart and raspberry coulis. The next HEAT Course starts on Monday 15 November.


Gillard can take HEAT, not kitchen
JULIA Gillard may be able to roast an opponent in the parliamentary bear pit, but cooking in a kitchen is a different matter.

"I’m bloody hopeless at it, but I do a good line in toast," she told students at HEAT, a South Melbourne-based initiative that runs cookery courses for young people. "There have been six-month periods where I lived on toasted sandwiches alone," Ms Gillard said. Read full article

The Age - By Miki Perkins
6 August 2009