The recent BHP Meet the Buyer event in Adelaide was a very successful event, connecting BHP Buyers and Traditional Owner and Indigenous Businesses. Further to their commitment to support Indigenous businesses, Local Buying Program Suppliers were sourced by BHP to cater for the event.
Warndu Supply Catering is a South Australian small business which offers a unique cultural immersion experience exploring the importance of Place, Taste and Story connected to the native food products provided by Warndu. This experience is delivered in collaboration by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal educators, this is a perfect opportunity to be inspired and engage in conversation to hear our personal and professional journeys.
Warndu are registered Local Buying Program suppliers, and were approached to supply catering to the Traditional Owner Indigenous Meet The Buyer event at Bonython Hall. Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard shared with those present their connection with food, and land. The audience learnt about how the business began, and how the business concept grew from a moment in Italy that resonated the importance of food, culture and history; inspiring Wardnu to grow with their tag line Love & Lemon Myrtle, and “Education – Place. Taste. Story”.
Through the lens of Place. Taste. Story the intention is to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of authentic relationships with Aboriginal people (social, physical, and spiritual), and educate how food systems can play an integral role in supporting sustainable future cultural and economic aspirations.
The Local Buying Program is increasingly being used as a procurement tool specifically for sourcing Traditional Owner and Indigenous Businesses. BHP Buyers have access to a Supplier Register which soley focuses on promoting the capacity and capability of Traditional Owner and Indigenous Businesses registered with the Local Buying Program.