Our Incubator Kitchens & Karen's Kitchen Dishes

What is an Incubator Kitchen?

The Incubator Kitchen is platform that provides real world job training for participants from our Future Stars Indigenous Employment Program. We use the Incubator Kitchens to develop hands-on work ready skills, such as good hygiene, food handling and teamwork.

Check out our video to learn more!


Karen Kitchen Dishes

Since early 2015, Karen Sheldon Catering has been producing pre-packaged meals to wholesale suppliers. As another Incubator Project, the Production Kitchen gives Indigenous participants a chance to develop work ready skills while making products that will be sent to communities for resale.

All our products are extremely nutritious, high in protein and contain safe, sustainable, fresh, local ingredients, including the amazing superfood Kakadu Plum and other Australian native bush foods.

The Karen’s Kitchen Project not only provides on-the-job training for those in the Kitchen, but also provides Indigenous employment opportunities during many different stages from ‘paddock’ to ‘plate’.

Product Information

Karens Kitchen Nutritional Chart
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Published Articles on our Research

The University of Queensland

Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Karens Kitchen Nutritional Chart

ABC Rural

National Innovations & Science Agenda

Territory Q Magazine 

Territory Proud Feature