In August 2019 – we reached out to participants as far back as two years ago and as recent as four months ago. Our Alumni told us this:

98% have achieved or working towards goals set during action learning
80 % have achieved or working towards a future perfect or wouldn’t it be great if goal
92% completed their promised postcard to self-set goals 3 months after project completion
100% have achieved the goal they wanted when they signed up to Kitchen Challenge
98 % say they are better connected with friends and colleagues since Kitchen Challenge
99% say they now have a clear purpose to their individual lives
95 % say they are now living a more positive lifestyle

Our results as of May 2019:

145 participants have been part of Kitchen Challenge Australia since Feb 2017. 137 completed and 8 non complete due to social circumstances.

70 members from communities with a point of difference have participated in 6 challenges over 16 month period Jan17 to May 19

Do email info@robrees.com and we can send you our full case study documents and equality impact details.


Channel 4 UK Celebrating its Year of Disability 2016 stated the following about the impact of its show based on Kitchen Challenge:

“As a result of the programme, six out of the eight cast members – all of whom had previously been unable to find work in the restaurant industry – were offered a paid job in catering or hospitality. Five of them continue to work there six months later, while the sixth decided go back to college for further catering training.

74% of viewers felt that they were shown a view of disability that they had never seen before on TV whilst 68% agreed that the programme positively changed their perceptions of those with a disability. Kitchen Impossible also inspired change among disabled viewers that are currently not working, with eight in ten stating that the programme had given them the confidence to apply for jobs or had inspired them to consider a new path of employment.

Finally, 70% of viewers in a position to employ someone stated that the programme positively changed their perceptions of those with a disability, while 83% said it made them think about the challenges facing those with a disability in a different way. “