Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan is an Author, Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Curator and YALE University World Fellow. A sustainable living advocate living in the Clare Valley, South Australia in a straw bale home completely off the grid on a 90 acre regen-farm. Rebecca’s newest venture as Founder of Co-Culture Lab is working on growing Co-Culture, climate resilient communities championing Indigenous knowledge, plants and foods. It is a global food sovereignty project working with Yale and Harvard among other global leaders.

She is a self-taught cook and has worked with some of the world’s best food producers, academics, activists, and chefs. A food curator, consultant, TV presenter, activist, author, regenerative farmer and social entrepreneur having founded Australian Native wellbeing brand Warndu with her partner Damien.

Rebecca has worked on many a project any food lover would envy, from launching the Real Food Festival in London to being Taste Curator on Slow Food Nation in San Francisco, farming coffee in Uganda to teaching scientists in the Maldives for the United Nations. Rebecca completed her master’s in international Rural Development, Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University in Gloucestershire, UK in 2010, during which she focused on food security and a sustainable food future. Rebecca’s obsession with food began in Italy, so it followed course that she would become interested in the Slow Food Movement in which she spent years being both Youth Ambassador in the UK organising events, campaigns and of course eating. After a decade working overseas, she has re-settled back in Australia and has launched The Granny Skills Movement – a community-supported movement that aims to protect the skills, heritage and traditions of our elders.

As well as this she consults to organisations, running events, catering, education and strategy work in and around the food, environment and lifestyle sectors and sustainability. She teaches Natural Living and Cookery at River Cottage UK and The Agrarian Kitchen in Tasmania as well as part of the Food Entrepreneurship degree at Le Cordon Bleu Australia. Here her focus is ethical food and wine business as well as how to be a sustainable food entrepreneur.

Rebecca is an Author of nine books, including the award winning First Nations Food Companion and ’The Art of Natural’ series. ‘Like Grandma Used to Make’, her first book came out in April 2013 with a huge amount of great press including being listed in the top ten books for Mothers Day in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Woman’s Day. Wish Magazine in The Australian has called her “A veritable modern day Mrs Beeton.” In 2012, Rebecca signed on as a presenter on Love to Share on the TEN Network in Australia, is guest presenter on ABC Gardening Australia, has appeared regularly on Channel TEN’s The Circle and Breakfast Shows, as well as Channel Nine’s Morning and TODAY show.

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Fri 28 June

18:00-20:00

Chef's Cabin with Rebecca Sullivan

Join award-winning cookbook author, Rebecca Sullivan, as she takes you through her book First Nations Food Companion, sharing some of her most popular recipes and flavours from our own backyard and that of the Southern Forests.
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