News Local caterers fed the Mount Druitt gathering

November 2, 2019

One of the principles of ChangeFest is to spend money locally and support local enterprises with aligned values. The food at ChangeFest 19 was carefully selected to showcase local talents and give support to community projects. Here is a bit of information about the organistions who will be providing lunchtime tucker throughout #ChangeFest19

Kallico Catering is unique, offering contemporary Australian cuisine as well as indigenous bush tucker foods for the more adventurous palate, based in Blacktown. Daryll and Nene Brown had always been passionate about entertaining for family and friends so they decided to turn their passion into a business with the launch of Kallico Catering in 2009.

Wanting to learn more about traditional bush tucker, Daryll went back to Gerrinja in the South Coast, the place of his birth, to see his Uncle Barry (a genuine bush tucker man).

Uncle Barry was able to give Daryll his blessings and advice on their new venture. From this meeting of the minds Daryll, Nene and staff have now developed a delicious bush tucker range that includes kangaroo, emu and croc gourmet treats, along with more traditional contemporary Australian cuisine.

Kallico Catering offers catering menus for all tastes, dietary requirements, events and budgets – including indigenous and non-Indigenous styles of cuisine – and we deliver to functions throughout Metropolitan Sydney.

If It Wasn’t For This Coffee is a social enterprise based in Mount Druitt providing much needed support for young people, offering them entry points to employment. All profits made through the sale of this coffee go directly towards supporting at-risk young people. The food is fresh and tasty, all produced from their premises at The Mount Druitt Hub.

Common Groundz in Lalor Park pride themselves on serving great food and coffee as well as providing a place of welcome and hospice. They are proudly not for profit and committed to projects and partnerships that serve the Lalor Park community.

Both If It Wasn’t For This Coffee and Comon Groundz are small operations and so shared the responsibility to feed the large gathering at ChangeFest 19. They will do alternate days and Kallico will do the other days. This spirit of collaboration and sharing runs through place based social change networks.