Hi Vicky, Thanks for the post. I love the pop up theme too, coupled with incentives for bringing communities together given the decreasing connectedness of people coming together. Organised spaces is a good point and came up in Kate's post. I think utilising a community space for hire or linking to these spaces through goodwill partnerships would be a good way to open participation to diverse groups. Homelessness is a major issue in pockets of Sydney and it would great to engage these groups, up skill with some cooking tips, connect and join in the community feast.
I imagine the cooking to take place in the 'host' house who has coordinated the local event or can open this to nomination from group attendees. If this is a regular group event then I would see the host role could be rotated. Alternatively there are many community venues that could be utilised, particularly if disadvantaged local groups were involved. Good question re variety of ingredients. I would think the critical part would be having staple ingredients like flour, milk, eggs, herbs etc. Perhaps a 'kitty' could be established for all groups to use on a rotational basis to ensure baseline dishes could be established and excess foods that typically spoil such as fruit and veg could be used on a event by event basis.