Founder, Karen Lady Catering
An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the traditional flavours of Karen cooking led Paw Kee to establish Karen Lady Catering in 2019.
Paw Kee began her business selling lunches to students and teachers at TAFE which, due to demand, quickly evolved into a highly sought-after catering enterprise. She has gone on to cater for the City of Greater Bendigo, Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services, Castlemaine State Festival, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and the Neighbourhood Collective Australia.
Paw Kee offers event-catering across the Bendigo region and since 2020, has cooked over 600 meals for Cafes for COVID, an initiative that pays local businesses to cook meals for people in need.
Wed 11 Aug 2021 - Sat 30 Jul 2022
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.