Community Service: Kitchen

Work in our campus kitchen, while co-researching and studying with us, and get a lived experience of community. (For other places to support in our community please check at the bottom of the page)


If you’re interested in staying in Tamera for a longer period of time and wanting to experience living in community, this program is for you. You will support the heart of our guest center – its kitchen. You’ll be part of a continuous group in which you’ll study and practice key principles of community, experience trust-building processes like council and Forum and learn about our Healing Biotopes vision and research areas like love and sexuality, ecological regeneration and peacework.

Our cuisine is vegan and mostly regional and seasonal, as we want to move away from exploitation, centralized and industrialized food production, and towards a system of cooperation.

You must be able to commit for one full arc.

Who is the service for?

  • People who want to get to know Tamera
  • Community curious people
  • People interested in vegan cooking

This is an emerging Healing Biotope where we work to reconnect and restore the wholeness of life. Courses are focused on topics, but all of our research exists in an interconnected web, so your learning will likely expand on other areas.

As a learner, you can join our morning offers, which can include things like Yoga and Qi Gong. You’ll also be able to join in whole community events, like our Sunday matinee, the Ring of Power and Political Cafes.

What you will do

  • Preparing seasonal, regional-based, vegan cuisine for large numbers 4-5 hours each day (5-6 days a week)
  • Regular group meetings (at least 3 times a week), consisting of presentations and Q&A sessions with different community members, guided tours, facilitated spaces practicing social tools such as Forum and Council to go deeper into your life questions
  • Learn about the principles of a Healing Biotope and how to create transparency and trust in a group
  • Morning check-in (3 times a week) with our kitchen team to address communal and individual needs.
  • Once a week we clean the kitchen together


  • Claudia Metschen will coordinate the kitchen and hold your morning check-ins 3 times a week.

The facilitation team holding the regular group meetings will consist of 3-5 experienced community members. We’ll let you know closer to the time who they are.


“A great opportunity to get a taste of the culture, work areas and community building processes of Tamera. Throughout the course of several weeks, with your peers and facilitators, you become part of and co-create a social vessel with whom you explore and practice the core healing principles of solidarity, trust, truth and transparency. As far as I know, everyone in my group experienced some positive transformation, enhanced conscious awareness of their inner world, or freeing oneself from fears or blockages from this experience.”
– Eugenia

“I’m so grateful for the conditions here that have allowed me to discover places in myself that I hadn’t known.”
– Amir

“I really enjoyed being here. By working in the kitchen I could also contribute some of my knowledge. But what I mainly enjoyed was the contact with the other participants. Working together for such a long time is bonding… With some it feels like we started lifelong friendships.”
– Hannah

“An open minded team with good guidance. Lots of nourishing information about a wonderful place. A place to experience, learn and be. Thank you!”
– Nadja

Other opportunities to support

We are looking for chefs and cooks that have experience in vegan cooking for all time slots mentioned above. If you feel familiar with how to cook for 50-120 people with simple, seasonal,regional, and nutritious ingredients, and If it brings you joy to work in a team of 4-6 people as the main cook, please write to us at guest-centre(at)

In addition to the kitchen positions, we are looking for people to work in other places in Tamera, but you would be integrated into the community service group with the same time frames and financial contribution. Currently, we invite people to support us in our solar test field kitchen (cook or helper), our dog sanctuary, in the garden, in our guest house and in our food department. For further information and to apply for any of these positions, please write to: guest-centre(at)


Research area: Community building

Type of learning: Get to know Tamera

Location: In Tamera

Language: English



You find the cost too high? Explore our Solidarity Fund.

Willing to support others? Consider contributing to the Solidarity Fund.

Our invitation to Portuguese nationals.

Payment Policy

Once you have filled out the registration form, we will send you an email with instructions on how to pay.

Please note that in order to confirm your registration, you must pay a non-refundable registration fee of €150.


Shared dormitories/group tents, own tent, or own van.


Vegan full board.

Arrival and Departure

Please arrive the day before the program begins and depart the day after the program finishes.


We regret that children cannot be accommodated in this course.


We regret that pets cannot be accommodated in this course.