REFUGEE powered Events

Since April 2021, we have sold-out 15 dining events with refugee chefs and asylum seeker chefs, in Sydney, Wollongong & Melbourne. Come and see how special our events are. Fancy eating Syrian, Malaysian, Sri Lankan or Ethiopian food? Or want to learn how to cook these cuisines? Get your tickets below to one of our events! Our refugee & asylum seeker chefs take home 50% of ticket sales. Contact us for team-building workshops and private catering events:


Support talented refugee powered businesses, join us for a day of fashion, art, kids’ clothing, skincare, candles, accessories and jewellery. You’ll find amazing crafts too. We guarantee that you’ll find the perfect Christmas gift. There will be Colombian food, Syrian food, spice jars and other delectable treats on the day too. 

You’ll be buying amazing products from the likes of ethical fashion leader, The Social Studio, African-inspired accessories from Akos Creative , sustainable kids’ clothing from Treekid and skincare from Akira Grateful. 

Ticket entry is a minimum of $5 per person and we’re donating $2 from each ticket to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. They are supporting people seeking asylum in Australia – through their legal services, food relief, housing assistance, employment support and more!

Welcome Merchant Community forum

  • When: Tuesday 13th December, 6pm-8pm
  • Where: Remote and in person at Canva Space,110 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW

We’d love to invite you to Welcome Merchant’s first ever Community Forum, on Tuesday 13th December, from 6pm – 8pm in Surry Hills. We want to hear your feedback, as this will shape our strategic plans for 2023.

There’ll be light catering available too! 

The event is face-to-face in Sydney, but those outside of Sydney can join remotely too. Limited spots available, so please RSVP to register.


previous events:

Trivia Fundraiser – 23/9/22

A deliciously appetising three-course meal centred around diversity, culture and great food.

Falastin Fair – 27/8/22

A day to share, honour, and educate about Palestinian culture through food and art.

Syrian x Filipino Dinner – 16/8/22

A deliciously appetising three-course meal centred around diversity, culture and great food.

Ethiopian Lunch 30/7/22

A heart-warming 3-course Ethiopian lunch with Ethiopian-Australian chef Tinsae Elsdon.

Sri Lankan Brewery Takeover 7/8/22

Niro from Tuka Tuka KothuRoti Man took over Foreigner Brewing Co in Brunswick to share his delicious Kothu Roti dishes, and more.