2016 Partners

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Sydney Living Museums

The Mint, where Food & Words is held, is just one of 12 fascinating historic properties in Sydney looked after by Sydney Living Museums. Focusing on the lives that were lived in each of the museums and houses, Sydney Living Museums offers insights into the personal stories of how people lived, worked and played. From carefully curated exhibitions, events and ‘everyday’ experiences covering food, through household interiors, gardens and outdoor living, to social class, rural lives and crime and punishment, Sydney Living Museums has the best places to experience Sydney’s living history. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, incorporating Sydney Living Museums, cares for significant historic places, buildings, landscapes and collections. It is a statutory authority of, and principally funded by, the New South Wales State Government.



Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu, one of the world’s most prestigious providers of culinary, hospitality management and gastronomy education, was founded in Paris in 1895.  Through its international faculty Le Cordon Bleu is dedicated to preserving and passing on the mastery and appreciation of gastronomy and the culinary arts.  Le Cordon Bleu offer foundation level programs as well as higher education, offering tourism, business management, and gastronomy degrees at bachelors and masters levels in partnership with a number of different universities.



Fresh Catering

Fresh Catering offer a superb range of food and beverage concepts featuring Sydney’s finest produce, executed by professionally trained chefs who provide our guests with contemporary, innovative dining with broad appeal. Internationally acclaimed Executive Chef and Culinary Director, Geoff Haviland leads our talented team of chefs. Geoff’s extensive experience, passion and attention to detail ensures that his team deliver world class dishes at every event.Fresh Catering is proud to be recognised as a leading caterer in addition to offering an unrivalled collection of unique and interesting venues.


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The Little Marionette

Born from an egg on a mountaintop, The Little Marionette hatched in Sydney’s inner western suburbia and developed into a specialty roaster at the forefront of boutique coffee in Australia. We select, roast, blend and gently caress the beans to create the best opportunity for customers to bring our coffee to life, from crowd-pleasing blends as smooth and deep as Barry White’s dulcet tones to seasonal single origin small-batch roasts as sweet and diverse as David Bowie, to please the most discerning coffee connoisseurs. We take our beans, not ourselves, very seriously. As coffee slurping nerds, we’re always excited to have our coffee find its way into the hands of similarly passionate individuals and coffee savants.



Ovvio Organics

Anthia Koullouros is a Sydney naturopath, herbalist, homoeopath and organic health food and lifestyle educator. She is the owner of Ovvio, the organic health and lifestyle store in Paddington, a dispensary, teahouse, shop and clinic. Anthia’s one-on-one naturopathic consults offer a no-nonsense, fad-free, honest and informative approach to achieving health and happiness. As an extension of her philosophy, Ovvio teas have been lovingly created by hand from the finest bark, flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves and twigs, blended with love and respect for humankinds, flora and fauna. Every sip offers a remedy and delicious repose.



Lowe Wines

A small organic winery in Mudgee NSW that specialises in small-batch winemaking and employs innovative techniques. Lowe’s vineyards, which are neither trellised or irrigated, are certified organic and produce lower yields of distinctively individual grapes, including zinfandel. The principal, David Lowe, a graduate of Roseworthy College, worked at Rothbury Estate under Len Evans and as a flying winemaker in Bordeaux, France. He has also served as President of the NSW Wine Industry Association and Vice President of the Winemakers’ Federation Australia.



Murdoch Books

At Murdoch Books, we take pride in our commitment to quality of content, design and production of every book. We want our books to be distinctive and to reflect the fact that each title has been approached with care, an eye for detail and the desire to make it stand out. As one of Australia’s leading illustrated book publishers with an outstanding international reputation the Murdoch Books’ mission is to excite, delight and inspire.



Penguin Random House Australia

We are proud to publish the world’s favourite books from the world’s favourite authors. We celebrate writers, stories and ideas that entertain, educate and inspire. From future classics to cherished favourites, we champion emerging voices and bring readers the highest-quality books from established, award-winning and bestselling authors.