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Our story

Established in 2013, Culinary Tales was developed out of Enactus Sydney (a student-led society driven by a passion for entrepreneurial spirit). As a not-for-profit social enterprise, Culinary Tales provides meaningful employment to refugee and migrant cooks as they facilitate their own cooking classes. We seek to provide our cooks with an avenue to share their unique culinary experiences and cultural stories with the community, and break down the barriers to social integration.

Our mission

Culinary Tales cares deeply about the community inclusion and awareness of refugees and migrants, and through the power of storytelling and food, we are passionate about sharing the stories and journeys of multicultural Australians. Equipping recent refugees and migrants with the experience and confidence to teach a cooking class allows us to provide them with meaningful employment and independence in paving their path.

Our vision

As Australia continues to transition into a culturally inclusive nation, Culinary Tales aims to drive this change through food and the cultural stories that come with them. We believe that food is more than survival. With food comes memories, stories and new experiences. 

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Culinary Tales was created by Enactus Sydney, a community of students, academics and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.


Entrepreneurial - having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity

Action - the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed

Us - A group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole

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