Where to Find Us



TIO Stadium

TIO Stadium is Darwin’s home of Aussie Rules Football in the Territory and plays host to many sporting events and music concerts. Karen Sheldon Catering is the exclusive corporate caterer at TIO Stadium. We have been operating here since 1988.

Ensuring we address the cultural needs of the sports people, VIP and corporate guests we cater to at the Stadium is essential. Our Indigenous “Future Stars” excel whilst working functions at the Stadium, as they get to serve their famous sports idols, such as Michael Long, Andy McLeod and Adam Goodes.

Some of the functions we have helped host at TIO Stadium:

  • Elton John Concert
  • The Main Event Tour with Olivia Newton-John, John Farnham & Anthony Warlow
  • Gold Coast Titans V Penrith Panthers Rugby Match
  • NTFL and Territory Thunder Season Corporate Box Catering
  • International Cricket Matches
  • School Formals and Weddings



Speaker's Corner Cafe

Speaker's Corner Cafe, Parliament House, Darwin NT



Come and see us at our flagship cafe – Speaker's Corner Café. We are fully licensed and open weekdays from 7:30am until 4pm.

We like to boast about our amazing Darwin harbour views, and award winning food made fresh daily in one of Darwin's most iconic buildings, Parliament House.

In 2014, Speaker's Corner Café was announced as the Regional Winner (NT) for the Inaugural Australian Cafe of the Year Award.


[Find out more about Speaker's Corner Cafe, or view our Menu...]





Parliament House Kitchen


Karen Sheldon Catering has been the exclusive caterer at Parliament House since August 2012 with a 5 year lease and catering service agreement in place with the Northern Territory Government.

In an effort to fulfill one of the company missions to “Close the Gap” - our “Future Stars” who have completed our Future Stars Program - work at Speakers Café and the numerous functions held at Parliament House. It is here that many of them have shone and grown in confidence in leaps and bounds.


Some of the functions and events we have catered at Parliament House:

  • Dinner for the President of Indonesia also
    attended by the Australian Prime Minister
  • Degustation Dinner on Liberty Square
  • Chinese Minerals Investment Summit Gala Banquet Dinner
  • Bombing of Darwin Memorial Morning Tea in Main Hall





Outside Functions & Events

Outdoor Functions & EventsIs there really any place better in the world than Darwin in the Dry Season? Or come to think of it, Buley Rockhole at Litchfield National Park or Dinner Under the Stars in the Desert? We think not!

With our mobile kitchens, some talented Chefs and a truck load of enthusiastic staff – we will travel almost anywhere to cater for a special function or event.


Some major events that have made a mark on our calendar include:

  • V8 Supercars at Hidden Valley
  • Australian Superbikes Championships
  • Kimberley Moon Experience Dinner & Concert in Kununurra
  • NT Sports Awards in Katherine
  • Desert Harmony Dinner in Tennant Creek
  • World Indigenous Network Conference at the Darwin Waterfront
  • NT Bar Association Dinner



Our Incubator Kitchens

Outdoor Functions & Events




With high profile venues such as Speakers Corner Café, Parliament House Kitchen, Bunnings Cafe and Kantilla’s Function Centre, we are able to provide our Indigenous Future Stars Trainees with the perfect learning environment for some real-world employment experience.

These Incubator Kitchens have proven key to our success in helping disadvantaged Indigenous jobseekers successfully enter the mainstream work force, and drive us towards our goal of closing the gap.


[Read more on the future projects of our Incubator Kitchens...]