Sibel | Shepparton Culture Kitchen 2023


Food is more than a source of nutrition for Sibel. For her it brings together families, communities and has the ability to create many memories. She loves to test and taste recipes from many cultures and blends them together into her own recipes. She hopes to showcase the delicious recipes she has developed over time by opening her own business in future.

Shepparton Culture Kitchen is a significant arts initiative centering the diverse voices of local diaspora communities, to build a future in which our communities are connected through empowering, healthy, and sustainable food culture. Starting with a seed project in 2020— the second cohort of Shepparton Culture Kitchen is an intergenerational, intercultural group of 6 local diverse women. As experts in their own lived experiences, the women draw on their personal stories to build and diversify local knowledge around food cultures and healthy eating.

For Sibel, the Shepparton Culture Kitchen unities people and brings people together to share food. She is driven to make food for others and her community, to bring happiness to people’s faces whenever they are enjoying her food.

MAV is proud to partner with Greater Shepparton City Council and POD Studio to elevate the voices of local, culturally diverse artists and community and to be a conduit for community self-determination.