Feed Me Surf Coast, Torquay Wine Store launch tasty new initiative

June 10, 2024 BY

Each Sunday, the menu will feature different dishes, decided by Feed Me Surf Coast.

TORQUAY Wine Store has teamed up with Feed Me Surf Coast to host unique Sunday sessions aimed at supporting the local community.

Starting at 12.30pm and running until 3.30pm or until sold out, the lunchtime events will see all proceeds from food sales donated to Feed Me Surf Coast.

Torquay Wine Store co-owner Sarah Dowling said it was a wonderful collaboration.

“We wanted to do something to benefit the community and bring people into the bar.

“This way, Feed Me gets a venue to regularly provide lunches, they get all the profit from the food, and people can come in and have a glass of wine and a paella.”

Each Sunday, the menu will feature different dishes, decided by Feed Me Surf Coast.

“Feed Me decides what they are going to put on. Today we have a chicken and chorizo paella and a chicken and prawn paella,” Ms Dowling said.

The paella, set to be a staple at these events, is prepared by Guillermo Sundheim, who originally hails from Seville.
“We would cook it at home, as a family dish at big get-togethers and special occasions,” Sundheim said.

His paella, rooted in family traditions, has been adapted to cater to Australian tastes.

“What I am cooking is from the Seville area. I’ve made it to cater more for the Australian palate by adding more meat and chorizo,” he explained.

“We don’t usually put chorizo in ours, but Australians love it, and I do too.

“I would now cook it with chorizo at home; every family adds their own tweak.”

Feed Me Surf Coast was established by Lana Purcell and head chef Anthony Woodbury in 2019 to address food waste, mental health, and community engagement.

The organisation rescues high-quality food that would otherwise go to waste to feed those in need, providing fresh, nutritious meals with respect and dignity.

“Sundays are hard at the best of times. Rather than thinking of going back to work, come in for something tasty to eat and a nice glass of wine,” Ms Dowling said.

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