Founder, Bangladeshi Shaad
Bangladeshi Shaad, which translates to Bangladeshi Taste, was founded by Kaberi Jesmin in 2021. Passionate about sharing the tastes of her homeland, Kaberi uses her cooking to bring people together and celebrate Bangladeshi culture.
Kaberi was catering just for friends and family, when an invitation to cook biryani at an event for 50 people motivated her to start her own business. Since then, she has catered for community celebrations and organisations, including Neighbourhood Collective Australia and Regional Victorians of Colour.
Kaberi offers event-catering and cooking demonstrations across the Bendigo region, for foods like chai, biryani and Bangladeshi snacks.
From 11 Aug 2021
Duniya Behter shifts the mainstream narrative about people with migrant and refugee backgrounds, from vulnerable to capable. Women and young people in Bendigo and Shepparton drew from their cultural roots, to build creative businesses and produce new digital creative works. The name, Duniya Behter, emerged from conversations with young Cultural Facilitators employed to work on this project and it speaks to the spirit and intention of MAV’s regional Victoria program. It is a reflection of some of the cultures in Bendigo and Shepparton where the project is based. Duniya means the world in Arabic, Hindi and it’s also found in the languages of Swahili, Hazaragi, Urdu and Persian, where it holds a similar meaning. Behter means better but working together to make better.