About Us

Freedom Cooking is a highly engaging meal preparation program developed by parents and qualified chefs , Holly and Melissa Roberts, to assist people with a disability to achieve kitchen independence. We  work with you on your NDIS plan goals to achieve independent living skills around meal preparation and food hygiene. The best thing is, we come to you. You'll learn in your own home, with your own equipment, budget and streamlined recipes developed specifically for your individual learning needs. 


 Together, Melissa and Holly, have over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry as Chefs working at a variety of different establishments, catering to different dietary needs.  


Holly has a son with cerebral palsy in addition to  other needs and has extensive experience working in this same field.

Melissa is an experienced and qualified Disability Support Worker and also the parent of a child with additional needs.


Through our experience, this program has proven to improve confidence of the participant due to added contribution to the household, help the participant achieve fine motor goals set out by occupational therapists and best of all, teaches participants how to plan, shop, cook and clean independently in their own home.

We're based in East/South East Melbourne however we do travel. 

what next?

Get in contact!!

Give us a call or send us an email from the contact details below. We'll organise to come out to see you for an initial consult. This is where we discuss our program and answer any questions. We also discuss a lesson plan and how we can support the participant in achieving their goals. 

Lets get cooking!!

Book in your regular weekly or fortnightly session and lets get started. We'll start out slow with basic recipes provided at your consultation or pick your own recipe. Then we see what ingredients we need and go shopping (ingredients can also be bought prior to the lesson by the participant). We can then start cooking, Learning along the way. Towards the end of the lesson we clean up as a team, teaching you cleaning and hygiene skills.

Practice makes perfect!!

Once you have built up some recipes in your folder, we'll repeat them with you. Each time repeating a recipe, our goal is to give less support depending on your needs, in order to build on your independence skills. 

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Contact Details

Melissa Roberts: 0413067204 Holly Roberts: 0490949063 Email: admin@freedomcooking.com.au Instagram: freedom.cooking