We are so excited to announce our Agroforestry project in Manila. We achieved this project by joining forces with the wonderful Warran Glen Cafe to raise funds through one of their menu items… fish & chips!! A dollar from every order was donated directly towards OnePlate’s agroforestry project amidst the pandemic and Melbourne’s toughest lockdowns.
Our newest project is in conjunction with the fish farm in Manila. Our hardworking and committed team has successfully planted 1,500 tropical fruit-bearing trees. These include mango, guyabano, rambutan, jackfruit, grapefruit, star apple, bananas, lemons, tamarind, and mulberry.
It all started when our team on the ground in Manila saw a glimpse of potential for a fish farm. The heart behind this project is producing an abundant supply of fish as one of the main food sources for the people on the farm, street children. This project carries multiple benefits such as food security, life and schooling assistance for street children and employment for locals.
It has been four months since we launched our cookbook for impact and to celebrate we have teamed up with one of our starring cafes, Plain Sailing, to gift you their infamous Sautéed Cauliflower recipe.
Brunch. A carefree meal that symbolises leisurely mornings, friendship and often the winding down of the night before. Melbournians are renowned for it. Some even say it’s our best culinary export – along with coffee that is. Oh, what a match made in heaven.
With the chilly months of winter now behind us and the sun finally shining again, we’re gearing up for a massive spring as we launch new projects and build on existing ones. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible to invest in the important projects that we do without the support not only of our tribe …
Why do we do what we do? To show these children that they are loved. I have recently come back from a beautiful and inspirational trip to Kenya. By far the greatest inspiration and highlight was meeting the treasures of Africa… our little heroes. The children. We honour and thank them for teaching us what love and hope is all about!
Hope is defined as “the grounds for believing that something good may happen”. It’s a simple concept, perhaps one we take for granted. For those who live without it, though, it’s incredibly powerful.
Last week we told you about our exciting bakery initiative, a project created to provide support for the Children’s Home in Kenya, an organisation that provides shelter and education for over 400 abandoned Kenyan children and street youth.
Alleviating world hunger has been the mission of many charitable organisations for decades. It’s certainly not a new issue. It does, however, require new thinking.
Australia is known as a nation of foodies. It’s in our blood. It’s a culture that brings communities together and happiness to our lives. Now it’s time to pay it forward, with Foodies For Impact.
Sustainable farming means producing food, fibre, plant or animal products without harming natural resources and land and considering social responsibilities such as working and living conditions of farmers and workers, the needs of rural communities, and health and safety of the consumer both in the present and the future.
OnePlate’s first completed project is a roof-top garden in the heart of metropolitan Manila in the Philippines. It is on top of a four-storey building owned by a not-for-profit foundation that supports street children with a drop-in centre, accommodation and meals.
As Australians, we’re incredibly fortunate to have an amazing food culture. From cafes and pubs to fine dining and exotic coffee, our foodie lifestyle is one of the cornerstones of our national community and it’s what’s driven the OnePlate mission from day one. Drawing on our vibrant food culture to help feed the hungry in the developing world is us in a nutshell.
Last Saturday, over ninety people gathered in the sumptuous Flowers Vasette on Brunswick Street to celebrate OnePlate’s third event since launching. Paris was in the air as guests sipped on Paris cocktails, while French-inspired canapes made the rounds, highlights including goats cheese wrapped in cranberry and Masterchef Contestant and OnePlate ambassador, Pia Gava’s, signature dish—earl grey Panna Cotta.
So you want to eat organic meals? But organic food is expensive to buy. There is a solution to that! Grow organic food and enjoy delicious meals at low cost.
A well-balanced meal full of nutrients gives us the fibre, proteins, carbohydrates, essential fats, minerals and vitamins necessary to function, live and develop optimally. We …
As more people eat out these days, restaurants and cafes are thriving businesses.
These businesses are in the position to drive change in the way we eat and sustain our planet.
Nourishment can be defined as “the food required to facilitate life, growth, and health” and, as Australians, it’s something the majority of us take for granted in our everyday lives. For the more than 9 million people around the world who die from hunger-related causes each year, though, it’s an unreachable dream that inevitably ends in tragedy.
On Saturday 16 September 2017, OnePlate joined forces with nine MasterChef contestants to create the ‘OnePlate Feast’ – a fundraising dinner held in the stunning Glasshaus nursery, Cremorne.
OnePlate was officially launched on Saturday 13 May 2017 with over 300 people gathered together in a transformed warehouse in Melbourne’s CBD.
The OnePlate tribe celebrated with friends, family, chefs, restaurateurs, donors and partners over dessert and champagne.
We are so excited that our first urban rooftop farm is now feeding street children in Manila. We couldn′t have done it without you – thank you for being part of the OnePlate tribe!