Dine with Heart

Dine with Heart is an annual fundraising campaign every Autumn, raising funds and awareness of Sacred Heart Mission’s Dining Hall in St Kilda.

Dine With Heart introduces new and upcoming chefs, celebrates Melbourne’s love of food, and brings communities together to raise much needed funds for Sacred Heart Mission’s well known St Kilda Dining Hall.

Revel in the charm and wit of Brian Nankervis, of RocKwiz fame as he hosts Encore St Kilda‘s ‘Groove With Heart‘ event.

Learn to brew that perfect cup of coffee and appreciate the art of the coffee bean with our Market Lane coffee classes.

Cook delicious Indigenous meals using native ingredients in our very own Dining Hall in St Kilda alongside the National Indigenous Culinary Institute.

Bite into a tasty Royal Stacks burger during International Burger Day and raise funds for our Dining Hall.

Choose your food adventure this Autumn and click on an event below to learn more.

Every $5 provides a nutritious meal and changes a life. 

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Past Events
guests on stage of the palais at the 2023 gala
15 May 2024
Royal Stacks buger
28 May 2023 – 30 June 2023
Native Cooking Ingredients
Champagne in cheers
28 April 2023 – 29 April 2023
Royal Stucks burger
28 May 2022 – 30 June 2022
Brian Nankervis on stage
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alejandro-saravia, dine with heart 2022 ambassador

Dine With Heart Ambassador, Alejandro Saravia

Having worked with Sacred Heart Mission over the years, Dine With Heart Ambassador and Executive Chef Alejandro Saravia brings to the table a deep passion for food, community and support and advocacy for the work of our Dining Hall.

With his critically acclaimed dining concept Farmer’s Daughters, Alejandro has created a cultural and gastronomic embassy in Melbourne’s CBD.

Our Head Chef and two volunteers preparing food in our St Kilda Dining Hall

Our St Kilda Dining Hall

Often referred to as the heart of Sacred Heart Mission, our Dining Hall in St Kilda provides much more than a free meal. It’s a one-stop-shop where people can get as little or as much support as they require to make important and lasting changes to end their experiences of homelessness for good. 

People come to us in large numbers because we provide an informal place where they feel safe and have a sense of belonging. Your support through Dine With Heart means we can continue to deliver this important service to the community. 

Bite into a burger this International Burger Day and help us raise funds for our Dining Hall in St Kilda.
Sacred Heart Mission is excited to welcome the National Indigenous Culinary Institute to our Dining Hall in St Kilda/Euroe Yroke. The institute, established in 2012, locates and trains the next generation of culinary leaders. NICI is now the leading Indigenous Chef training program in Australia. 

Roll up your sleeves and put your chefs hat on as you learn to cook traditional meals with native ingredients from two established Indigenous chefs, Sam May and Krystie Sabitino.

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Our intimate classes will be held in our St Kilda Dining Hall where we serve up to 400 meals daily to people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. 

A great opportunity to learn how to cook delicious Indigenous cuisine in a setting where you can see directly where your contributions go towards.