A new year and a welcome

The first newsletter for the year is out, and it’s full of cooking and community goodness.

It’s great to be back and seeing in a new year, slowly. I’m still moving at a Carribean pace, and thinking fondly and what has been a magical wedding and honeymoon over December and January. Magical truly is the word! But on with the show….

Cooking Circles has started the year by organising a fun workshop with local Canberra restaurant, Pod Food. On a whim I contacted Sam of Pod Food via social media late last year, after Circles volunteer Michele ran a packed restaurant event with Taste of Bangladesh in Manuka. Sam’s idea of an outdoor paella gathering at their restaurant on a summer night sold Michele and I, and the workshop sold out in under a week. Our paella sess will go ahead this Wednesday with 30 women from many different walks of life.

The Cooking Circles gang will reconvene in March to talk 2017 plans. The big ticket items for the year are developing partnerships and sponsors so we’re a sustainable project;  and nurturing our fabulous volunteers. I’ll be talking more about sponsorship and investing at the Paella workshop this week.

The year is going to be an exciting one for our network. Following Paella, we’re running a followup restaurant event at Taste of Bangladesh newest premises at Erindale. Currie Crescent has invited Cooking Circles to the Twilight Fete in March. And May is going to be the month we see Narelle Happ again, as she runs a gorgeous Bush Tucker Lunch to celebrate the start of Reconciliation Week 2017.

All this and more….stay tuned for all the news as this awesome network of Canberra women and girls grows.


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