Arts & Events Friday Food Safari

Friday Food Safari. #Communities Supporting Communities

Friday Food Safari is a social enterprise run by Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services which aims at building capacity within the community by providing support through business mentoring for individuals looking to take their cooking skills to the next level. Creating opportunities to obtain the appropriate food handling certificates, to work in a commercial kitchen setting, assist in costings and menu writing and pave a pathway for employment in the hospitality industry. Seasonal edible gardens and the support for local farmers and businesses are a focus for our communities giving ideas for greater health options and food security.

We are currently cooking out of the Salvation Army’s Mundy st café kitchen, hosting community lunches for celebrations such as International Women’s Day, seniors networking, fundraisers, and staff training days. Tailored catering for your business or organisation can be organised for either on or off-site events. The venue, which seats up to 50 people can be booked to host your organisation’s networking lunches, team building days, or other workshops and events. Soon to come will be cooking classes led by some of the community’s amazing cooks sharing authentic recipes, techniques and tips for some deliciousness to practice in your own home.

For any further details & inquiries please contact Jason at

LCMS Food Safari Cookbook

On Wednesday, 22 March 2023, to commemorate Harmony Week, we launched a digital cookbook featuring various cuisines and flavours from different community members, showcasing the richness of cultures and traditions from around the globe.

The cookbook is live as we will be adding more recipes onto the collection, and the final print will be available at Zinda Festival, which will be held on Saturday, 7 October 2023, at the Garden for the Future in White Hill from 11am to 4pm.

To download a copy of the cookbook, click HERE or on the image, and if you would like to share your recipes to add to the cookbook, feel free to send them to


Our multicultural communities have a wealth of knowledge about the most delicious recipes from around the world!

During COVID-19 restrictions, we decided to share these recipes with the Food Safari family. These recipe videos star local multicultural community members who are passionate about sharing culture through food – thank you so much for sharing these recipes with us!

We would love to see you make your own Food Safari meal at home. Tag us on Instagram to show us your cooking!