SPICE Issue 92 Autumn 2021

Page 30

Hot Seat

The NT combines authentic culture, CSR and cuisine


he Karen Sheldon Group, based in Darwin, operates as an award-winning Northern Territory caterer and registered training organisation. Karen Sheldon Catering delivers events at its premises, which are located at Parliament House in the CBD and at the TIO Stadium adjacent to Darwin Airport, as well as at a range of quirky and iconic off-site locations including the Buley Rockhole in Litchfield National Park, Fannie Bay Gaol, Hidden Valley Raceway and the Darwin Old Town Ruins. The company is renowned for its commitment to Closing the Gap on Indigenous economic disadvantage by inspiring, training and mentoring Aboriginal job seekers, through a range of training programs including the Future Stars Indigenous Employment Program, which assists participants to gain sustainable long-term employment and a future career.

Karen Sheldon with apprentices

Other programs include a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and Cultural Development Training, which seeks to build respect, support and understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal culture. Business events clients can engage with Karen Sheldon Catering, from both a catering and training organisation perspective. A conference held in Darwin by national bedding and furniture company Snooze highlighted how the Northern Territory is ‘different in every sense for business events’ by incorporating a cooking class into the conference program. Staged at Darwin restaurant Pee Wee’s at the Point, delegates worked alongside Karen Sheldon Training apprentices to create special dishes, enabling engagement in an invaluable CSR activity. n

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