Kuditj, meaning think and reflect, operates as the only aboriginal owned and operated catering facility in Perth.
Centrally located at 201 Beaufort Street Perth, the building is a significant place in history of the Western Australian Indigenous Community. The dwelling was known as the Aboriginal Centre until 1968. When the curfew on Indigenous people was lifted, it then became the Aboriginal Advancement Council Building.
Peedac Pty Ltd is an Indigenous owned and operated not for profit organisation, which established Kuditj Kitchen operating as a Cafe. Sodexo were engaged in 2014 for commercial support and operational expertise in delivering services.
Kuditj operates in the form of a corporate function, training and conference centre providing both internal and external catering to corporates. Kuditj deliveries and in house catering have been a success with an extensive menu that is well known for our Bush Tucker infused Delicacies.
Kuditj prides itself on providing opportunity and training to the indigenous community who are interested in hospitality.
Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon in Marseilles, France, Sodexo is the worldwide leader in Quality of Life services. For over 40 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by nearly 420,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe.
Today we have 4,000 employees in Australia delivering a unique array of integrated services lines including: facilities management, food services, concierge services, security, asset maintenance and hospitality services. We operate in a range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, corporate, education, and aged care.
We are committed to creating Indigenous employment opportunities as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.
Sodexo has successfully aided in the development of Kuditj, with a tasteful and respectful refurbishment of the building and has helped realign the business to offer a commercially sustainable model which still embeds the indigenous culture and sustains cultural engagement throughout the community. Placement of mentors such as a Project Manager and Head chef, help provide assistance and support in the development and training for any Aboriginal School based Trainees and the staff at Kuditj. With diverse employment pathways and flexible working arrangements available, Sodexo encourages its Aboriginal employees engage in the Local Aboriginal Communities while working at Kuditj.
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