A question on the wall greets you as you enter Free To Feed in Melbourne's Fitzroy North, 'What dish reminds you of home?', a nod to the feeling that comes with sharing the flavours, fragrances and stories of your favourite meal from home.
This year, the ELK Family shared an amazing lunch at not-for-profit social enterprise, Free To Feed, an incredible experience that exemplified our festive season theme, the Gift of Giving.
L - The Free To Feed event space
R - Co-Founder, Marnie Goding adding the finishing details.
Free to Feed encourages inclusive community attitudes, by inviting us all to explore the rich cuisines and cultures of newly arrived people. Their kitchens are stocked full of beautiful spices ready to host authentic food experiences, delicious catering and signature grazing tables.
L - Free To Feed Catering Chef Yuliia prepares entrees R - Free To Feed Catering Chefs Yuliia and Halima prepare the table
BOTTOM L - Free To Feed Catering Chef Yuliia joined us at our festive lunch BOTTOM R - Free To Feed Cooking Instructor Akram joined us at our festive lunch
Through our shared value to facilitate community interconnectivity, The ELK and Free to Feed Teams came together to enjoy a festive lunch filled of fragrant salads, share plates and perfectly spiced salmon. We mingled and shared laughs, stories and plans for the festive season as we spread out in the earthy Free To Feed venue, the perfect space to celebrate and take time to enjoy the Gift Of Giving.
L - Grain salad with confit onions, fresh parsley, mint, currants and toasted seeds
R - Persian fish with caramelised onions, tamarind and barberries