Our Team Members

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Ari Cantwell

Kitchen Coordinator/Director

'I'm incredibly passionate about using food as a way to bring people together, make ourselves feel good and challenge the issues that are going on around us in this really unequal society.

I believe food is joy, politics, community as well as of course nourishment.


I love this kitchen and the people who make their way here.


Whether it's chatting over a tea or chopping onions, it feels like home for me, and I hope for many others too.'

Claudia Poligioni

Kitchen Coordinator/Director

'I moved from Italy in 2015 and I would have never thought of staying this long and to fall in love with my job at the Community Kitchen!

My passion is to cook yes, but more than everything else I love to see people enjoying food together.


For me, food is warm, is home, is family. I really believe that food is a magical element that brings diversity and conversations around the table.' 

Dan Yeo

Creative Marketing Manager

'It's the Coexist Community Kitchen's incredible energy and passion to create togetherness and community through the joy of food that makes my job such a dream.

As a long term supporter, I've had the privilege of witnessing the Coexist Community Kitchen grow and develop over the past decade.


I can't explain how great it feels to now be part of the team, and at such a pivotal time
too when the kitchen provides such essential services for our community.'



Introducing to you the incredible collection of people that help bring the passion behind the Community Kitchen to life!


We're blessed to have such a rich mix of people helping to create a space where our community can come cook, share, learn and be together.


There are way too people many to list down who have played a huge part in supporting the kitchen along the way since we began in 2011. Without you, we wouldn't have this incredible space and be running the classes we now are.


Below is our core Coexist Community Kitchen team as well our directors, wonderful Migrateful chefs and of course amazing regular volunteers.


Find out the different ways you can give some time to help support our work.



Take a look at the current

Community Kitchen job listings.