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Sharing experiences

29 August, 2019

Lesley McSharry is a retired dietitian who once ran a small hospital kitchen in Perth between chefs – Lesley kindly shared some top tips with the Foundation that were too good not to share. Kitchen staff need regular morale boosts to keep them happy. Kitchen staff work very hard but rarely get “thank-yous” -only complaints […]

Imperfect Market

29 August, 2019

Founder and CEO of Imperfect Market Charmain Sam contacted the Foundation, we are happy to raise awareness and share the work they are doing to reduce food waste. Problem Australia’s food system is one of the most highly developed and produces large volume of nutritious food each year but our system is not great in […]

Maggie Beer Foundation meeting with Department of Health team

29 August, 2019

On Tuesday 20 August 2019, Maggie Beer, Peter Kenny (Chair, Maggie Beer Foundation) and Jane Mussared (CEO, Council on the Ageing South Australia) met with Dave Hallinan, Lisa Studdert, Charles Wann and Glenys Beauchamp, from the Department of Health, to discuss innovative options to improve the food experience for our elderly in aged care services. […]

What’s in Season?

29 August, 2019

You will have noticed the days slowly getting longer as we near the end of winter. Time to farewell the earthy, wholesome produce that aids us through those cold days and look ahead to the ingredients that show new life such as asparagus, artichokes, beetroot, potatoes, garlic, peas, spring greens and strawberries. We have chosen […]

Changing the future of food

15 August, 2019

Every year in Australia, over 5.3 million tonnes of good food is thrown away. The Maggie Beer Foundation is supportive of any organisation trying to reduce this wastage and we were delighted to hear from ‘Imperfect Market’, a NSW based company who are rescuing ugly, rejected produce directly from farms throughout Australia and supplying them […]