Members of the Auburn-Lidcombe Girl Guides are getting familiar with their new kitchen space which will be used for learning safe cooking skills, the importance of proper food storage and even the occasional science experiment.
GIRL Guides will be cooking up a storm when their new kitchen at the Auburn-Lidcombe Girl Guides Hall is officially unveiled next month.
Girl Guides leader Ruth Miller said they used a $20,000 grant under the Community Building Partnership program, to replace their ageing kitchen including a new cupboard, sink and appliances.
"The previous kitchen was over 40 years old and due to age and water damage, the bench was starting to warp. It was no longer flat surface and unsafe for proper use and effective teaching," she said.
"The kitchen is now up to code with correct spacing between the sink and stove and power points.
"We also now have updated appliances including a new microwave, kettle, fry pan and popcorn maker."
Ms Miller said the project was given final approval after a lot of meetings between the Guide Support group and leaders, and a loss of some storage space which has been offset by a more open design.
"With the new kitchen, it will not only be easier to use with more space, but easier to teach the Girl Guides life skills such as safe cooking, proper food storage and fun science experiments," she said.
"The kitchen will also be used to prepare and cook for meetings and fundraising nights, one of which we are having in April to raise funds for our local campsite, and to assist the Guides in completing challenges and badges."