Owner & Head Chef
Owner & Operator
Pawa Caterings mission
● Give people a new experience
● Showcase Indigenous Fusion Foods
● Provide a sustainable, environmentally conscience product and employment for Aboriginal communities and provide leadership and empowerment in the Native produce sector.
Pawa Catering are based in West Footscray, Melbourne Victoria. Pawa means ‘to cook’ in the language of the Gunditjmara people from South West Victoria. Co Founded by Aboriginal woman Niyoka Bundle and Husband / head chef Vincent Manning from the Isle of Man, they create food with Indigenous Fusions of Native foods and western foods. Drawing inspiration and ideas from everyday foods that people loved and infusing them together often creates a great new flavour.
Pawa currently provide corporate, events, festival and community catering from small groups to large events of 300 people. Our services online, we offer morning teas, lunch & afternoon packs or individual servings. The menu consists of popular office items of hot & cold finger foods to healthy snacks and individual portions. Hot lunches are available and can be tailored to your event. Throughout the menu, we offer Indigenous fusion foods in finger food style, salads, hot foods and canapés.
The events menu is filled with Indigenous fusion canapés to make events memorable and create the discussion around food, the canapés present as a colourful focal point and are served by our Indigenous wait staff, who we provide work to when events are on. We aim to source our native produce fresh local suppliers from Victoria or NSW, as these places are connected to our family’s countries and the foods they would have been eating. All other produce is from local fruit and veg markets and other local suppliers, our environmental footprint is monitored by using biodegradable packaging and disposable serving wear and limiting deliveries to a daily run schedule to limit the use of company vehicles on the road. Our goal is to create an Indigenous Catering company that trains and employs Indigenous people in all areas off the business. Indigenous Fusion Food is the future.
Owner and operator of Pawa Catering
I have loved to cook for my family since a very young age. Having my own business is something that has always been a vision of mine. I decided to open my own catering business as its a way of doing what I love and presenting First Nations Indigenous ingredients.
My mother is from the Gundijtmara people in Warrnambool Victoria and my Father is from the Yuin people of Bega New South Wales. I like to use indigenous foods from my families countries.
My grandfather revived the Gunditjmara language and helped us keep our culture alive, it was natural for us to choose the name PAWA from his language. We are always trying to better our business and our food, we talk about new recipes and new use of native ingredients everyday. This is my passion and I want to bring it to Australia
Owner and head chef at Pawa Catering.
From the Isle of Man.Vincent has over 10 years experience as a chef. His passion is French and Italian with a natural cooking flare for Indigenous ingredients and flavours. Vincent has helped bring ideas to life with the knowledge and ideas Pawa come up with. Vincent is the food creator of PAWA.
‘The Native ingredients found in Australian are versatile and can be used in all mixes of cuisines’