Free to Feed Winter Feasts

Some of the social enterprise's culinarily gifted participants are sharing the flavours and stories of their cultures via an immersive dinner series this winter.
Andrew Zuccala and Libby Curran
Published on June 11, 2024


If you're looking to branch out and try something new this winter, we've found a great place to start. Throughout June, July and August, social enterprise Free to Feed is dishing up a multicultural bounty of goodness as part of its Winter Feasts series.

The not-for-profit hosts food experiences aimed at helping refugees and people seeking asylum overcome social and economic barriers. And, working with talented cooks from all corners of the globe, it's delivered some pretty special dining events — and delicious cultural exchanges — during its time.

This year's series of Winter Feasts will take over Free to Feed's North Fitzroy events space for a program of intimate multi-course dinners clocking in at $85 per person. Each event will see some of the organisation's culinarily gifted participants share the flavours and stories of their culture via a generous shared feast.

Take your tastebuds on an international adventure via Orlin, Nada, Halima's North and East African dinners (Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14), Oksana's Ukrainian long lunch (Saturday, June 29), Mirvat and Rana's meat-free Iraqi feast (Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12), and Tayebeh and Shanaz's Persian spread (Wednesday, July 17 and Friday, July 19).

Free to Feed will also be hosting two storytelling dinners as a part of Refugee Week — called Ghorbeh — on Tuesday, June 18 and Friday, June 21. During these nights, guests will dine at communal tables and hear stories from people with asylum-seeking and refugee backgrounds that will explore the themes of home and community.

The previous Summer Feasts sold out well ahead of time, so make sure you book your tickets to these lunches and dinners as soon as possible.

Free to Feed Winter Feasts

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