Aboriginal students from your school are invited to participate in the Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak (KDN) Program – Menang/Albany. Students participate in intercultural activities with local Elders on country identifying and foraging traditional foods, visiting sites and sharing stories and knowledge. Local produce and foraged ingredients are utilised in professional culinary workshops mentored by leading WA chefs including Paul Iskov.
The program supports strong cultural values and identity while developing high level skills and understanding of the hospitality industry. Throughout the experience students and teachers will be involved in masterclasses working with industry professionals to develop dishes using local produce and traditional foraged ingredients from Western Australia. The experience will culminate in preparing and serving a showcase dinner at Albany Entertainment Centre on Saturday 21st November 2020.
KDN partnerships exist with the Australian Culinary Federation (WA Division), North Metropolitan TAFE and the National Culinary Youth Team attending the International Culinary Olympics held in Germany in February 2020.
The workshops, masterclasses and the experience have been mapped to competencies for Certificate I & II Hospitality and Kitchen Operations as well as the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. This will allow students, to meet some elements and criteria towards their qualifications. For the Certificate teacher, this experience contributes towards the requirements for industry currency and is an opportunity for networking.
Prepare Produce Provide is a non-profit organisation and works with sponsors and volunteers to keep costs down. The charge for attending Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak Culinary Experience is $350 per student and $300 per teacher. This includes all meals, accommodation and return transportation from Perth to Albany for the full experience.
For more information, visit www.prepareproduceprovide.org/projects/djinda-ngardak-program/