A few of the individuals and teams who have been part of our food futures company programs
SPIRALZ FERMENTED FOODS
Spiralz Fermented Foods
Michelle Amor is the founder of Spiralz Fermented Foods and is passionate about clean, raw fermented foods. Spiralz Fermented Foods are premium raw, organic fermented vegetables and tonics that are authentic, gluten free, dairy free and full of beneficial bacteria for strong gut health and microbiome.
Veronica Fil, a behavioural economist and partner Shaun Quade, a world-renowned chef, are the duo behind Grounded who produce plant-based cheeses that look, taste and feel just like the real thing. The impressive product is made from cauliflower and hemp seeds.
Having identified a growing culture of non-drinkers with the market tipped to grow at 5% YoY growth to reach $1.5B by 2025, Araluen entered the program wanting to explore several alcohol-free alternatives.
DOUG & TRACEY GOEBEL
Native Oz Bushfoods
Tracey Goebel and her husband Bunjalung man Doug, run a 16-hectare native farm located in Ropely, Queensland. The team create value-added native food products including salts and jams and have been developing a native education garden.
DOMINIC & ANDREW
Edible Reconciliation was formed as a joint venture between native food grower and Yuin man, Dominic Smith (Pundi Produce) and well-known South Australian native food chef Andrew Fielke (Creative Native Foods).
Established in 2007 by Skye Blackburn, an Entomologist and Food scientist with a passion for sustainable food practices, Edible Bug Shop was Australia's first farmer of edible insects and is a world leader in Edible Insect farming techniques.
THE HUMAN CONNECTION PROJECT
The Human Connection Project
The Human Connection Project was founded by Matt Boyce who developed an initiative that empowers people to engage, create and lead through human connection.
Melbourne based, Indigenous entrepreneur Niyoka Bundle and her husband Vincent Manning founded Pawa Catering, a fusion of native ingredients paired with Western-style foods.
EDDY & SCOTT
Eddy Nye, a regenerative agriculturist and Scott Triana, founding member of Bailey Nelson joined the Ideas2Business program with an idea for a range of sparkling water beverages infused with native ingredients.
The Origin Food Co
Leeanne Barlow, founder of The Origin Food Co. joined the Ideas2Business program with an idea to incorporate native ingredients into everyday ready-to-eat meals that would address consumer requirements for healthy, convenient options.
THE AUSTRALIAN SUPERFOOD CO
The Australian Superfood Co
Since its launch in 2015, The Australian Superfood Co has become the preferred supplier of native produce to food and beverage manufacturers, cosmetic and nutraceutical manufacturers, high end restaurants, airlines and hotels in Australia and overseas.
FABLE FOOD CO
Fable Food Co
Fable is a delicious plant-based alternative to slow cooked braised beef. Fable is co-founded by a chef/mushroom scientist, a mushroom farmer and a passionate vegetarian.
Hayden Marks, a young entrepreneur from Victoria founded Melbourne Bushfoods in September 2019 with a social mission to bring native ingredients to the forefront of Australian minds and pantries.