Blueridge Cafe Catering (a social enterprise of REDI.E) was proud to have a special role in the Royal visit to Dubbo, as one of the caterers at the Picnic in the Park event.
The team supplied catering for the VIP guests and the Indigenous Elders' tent. What a privilege to be invited to be part of 200 community members in the VIP section of the event, which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves attended.
Phil Turner was chosen as one of a few caterers to cater for the event, while Jacob Young and Sharna Powell assisted and worked food stalls at the event. A special thank you goes to these guys - their hard work certainly paid off and such a memorable moment.
We would also like to thank Dubbo Regional Council for the opportunity and Village Bakehouse for the collaboration.
Another exciting part of this event was the role our very own Max Rabbett played in welcoming the Duke and Duchess. Max was selected by Kensington Palace and the Mayor of Dubbo to be part of a small group of nine community members and politicians to meet and greet Their Royal Highnesses when they arrived for the Picnic in the Park event.
Max was recognised through his various achievements through his work being done with REDI.E and the work within Indigenous communities throughout Western NSW.
It was a wonderful day and fantastic to showcase the catering provided by BlueRidge Cafe Catering and to promote REDI.E to the other community members, politicians and other VIPs who attended the royal event. There was also lots media attention with The Today Show, Sunrise, ABC Sydney and ABC Central West.