2023 Djinda Ngardak Culinary Experience

Four Port School students took part in the 2023 Djinda Ngardak Culinary Experience kitchens at the Crown in March. The students worked with Yoda & Liz from Fervor, Sean Marco and the Crown team, preparing for the events gala dinner.

One hundred Indigenous students from WA were invited to this amazing learning opportunity at the 2023 World Indigenous Tourism Summit in Boorloo/Perth.

The ‘Under The Stars’ – Djinda Ngardak Culinary Experience brought together First Nations people to celebrate Indigenous tourism stewardship and culture.

Port’s Indigenous students, with a passion for the culinary arts, were part of the summit with our Indigenous staff member Dennis Colbung.

The summit promoted strong cultural values and identity, while developing high level skills and understanding of the hospitality industry.

Organisers said the World Indigenous Tourism Summit was an enriching experience where participants gained knowledge of the vital interdependence among tourism, community and stewardship of Country.

Throughout the culinary experiences, students and teachers were involved in masterclasses while working with industry professionals to develop these dishes. They worked with local produce and traditional ingredients from Western Australia to build up unique and tasty recipes. These included a non-alcoholic drinks masterclass, a chocolate making masterclass, and a culinary sculptures workshop.

You guys are awesome and stewards of Port School’s indigenous community. Thanks must also go to the amazing hospitality crew who have helped develop their love for hospitality and new skills.

So proud.

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