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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published July 26th 2020
Creating jobs for chefs, creating food for you
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Jungle Boy Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice & fresh lime. Image Fair Feed. (MILD)


Fair Feed is a win-win for everyone. For those "staying home" it's a chance to eat restaurant-quality meals made by top chefs from the safety of your home. And looking at those names involved, some are from Melbourne's best-known restaurants including Bistro Garçon, Revolver Upstairs, Stokehouse and Cumulus.

For those of us budgeting, these meals are fairly priced. Around $7.50 a serve. The menu is ever-changing and consists of comfort foods we need right now such as Bolognese sauce and Nonna's lasagna. But it is the guest menus from local restaurants and chefs in the middle of a cash flow crisis that many of us will have our hearts set on.

Dylan's Field Mushroom with Jerusalem Artichoke and Truffled Polenta - Vegetarian, GF
Version of Dylan's Field Mushroom with Jerusalem Artichoke and Truffled Polenta - Vegetarian, GF - image source Fair Feed website


So as well as family favourites, expect chef speciality dishes such as Dylan's Field Mushroom with Jerusalem Artichoke and Truffled Polenta (Vegetarian, GF); or Camille's Lamb Kofte, Cous Cous, Cauliflower and Pomegranate.; or how about Ollie's Venison Vindaloo with Goan Potatoes or Camille's Beef Bourguignon w/ Paris Mash.

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Camille's Lamb Kofte, Cous Cous, Cauliflower and Pomegranate - source Fair Feed website


And gorgeous desserts such as Amelia's Amazing Bavarian Chocolate Cheesecake and Delicious Blackberry & Apple Pie made by the international Pie Queen, Daniel Dobra himself.

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Amelia's Amazing Bavarian Chocolate Cheesecake - Source photo Fair Feed


The concept was born because COVID-19 has taken a huge toll on the hospitality industry. Through Fair Feed, local chefs and visa workers can continue creating amazing food using local suppliers whilst gathering to support the rest of the industry.

Blackberry & Apple Pie
Delicious Blackberry & Apple Pie made by the international Pie Queen, Daniel Dobra himself. Photo Credit Fair Feed


The FairFeed Community Project was launched by the team at Smoke & Pickles, working tirelessly to feed people fairly and to create employment for hospitality workers and visa holders who have been displaced due to COVID-19.

This initiative has so many points to recommend it.

The focus is on zero food waste and using local producers.

$10 from each delivery goes directly to Fair Feed team members who've lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Contactless delivery.

The food is cooked fresh.

You can stock up on meals that are ready to heat.

There are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and GF options.

There are also other items for purchase including house-smoked pastrami from Smoke & Pickles and truffles placed in arborio rice, so you can enjoy the truffles and also cook up the truffle rice.

House smoked Pastrami from Smoke & Pickles.
House smoked Pastrami from Smoke & Pickles. Photo Fair Feed


They are currently trialling delivering 7 days of the week to Metro Melbourne. Click here for areas.

If you want the food that day by metro delivery you need to order before 10 am.

For local delivery, you only need to order before 4pm.

Or collect from 256 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick the address for Smoke & Pickles.

Remember Fair Feed is helping to keep up morale in the hospitality industry, as well as providing a much-needed service to the community. If you are in a position to help out you can do so here - www.fairfeed.com.au/tip. Or if you are a chef or a restaurant owner and would like to create a dish for the Fair Feed Project or a supplier, then you can make contact with them here.

In terms of helping out the hospitality industry at the moment, I also recommend Foodbomb previously delivering to restaurants, but now supplying to residential homes at great prices and Earl Canteen Support Packs for those working from home.

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Why? Great meals and helping the hard hit hospitality sector
When: Daily
Where: 256 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick
Cost: Around $15 for two people for a meal
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That a great idea - the food looks delicious!
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