First Food Co (Aust) Pty Ltd
First Food Co are the bush food specialists supplying bulk products, retail products and catering across Australia.
- Bushfood Educators
- Cultural Educators
- Restaurants and Cafes
First Food Co is a majority Aboriginal owned food business established under the leadership of Aunty Dale Chapman. Dale is an Indigenous woman, born in Dirranbandi, a Kooma Yuwaalaraay woman from central Queensland. She is a fully qualified chef, and resident of the Sunshine Coast since 1976.
We draw extensively on Dale’s knowledge and expertise as a chef, teacher, trainer and assessor, mentor and food producer using wild harvested and ethically farmed ingredients that have nourished the First Australians for millennia. We are motivated not only to improve economic and social outcomes for Indigenous people through employment, but also to see all Australians gain a familiarity with (and we hope a love for) our unique ‘bush foods’.
First Food Co sources native Australian ingredients from Aboriginal communities and small holdings who wild-harvest or farm a variety of ingredients. We add value by producing a range of foods from relish, salsa, dukkah, flavoured popcorn, confectionery, tea and even soap. Our team regularly appears at food festivals and other public events where Dale frequently delivers masterclasses.
Our mission is to make native Australian food flavours accessible through a range of consumer goods, whilst creating business opportunity and employment for our independent suppliers nationwide. We also supply a range of raw ingredients to restaurateurs, caterers and food manufacturers wishing to use native Australian ingredients.