Mindy Woods from Byron Bay’s Karkalla restaurant, Australian Good Food Guide’s first Indigenous female Chef Hat winner, had this to say on social media about her win:
‘My heart is full of big Bundjalung pride. Yoway. Owning and running a restaurant is no easy feat. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried and laughed again. I’ve dragged my family and friends into and through this crazy industry. And I couldn’t have done it without them. Booglebah Garima – thank you with the deepest of gratitude. Love you all my mob.
‘I hope being the Australian Good Food Guide’s first Indigenous female Chef Hat winner inspires all our beautiful young jarjums to reach for the stars.
‘We have so much to be proud of, so much to celebrate and a culture, community and connection to Country that keeps us strong.
‘Our food can connect Australia and the world to the oldest living and surviving civilisation. It’s uniquely ours, uniquely Australian and a powerful force for true and genuine reconciliation of our nation.
‘Let’s break some damper together Australia and let’s reimagine Australia together. #ulurustatementoftheheart #bundjalung’
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