I’m Hamed – a Persian chef, caterer and cooking instructor based in Melbourne, with years of experience in the kitchen.

Born in Iran’s capital Tehran, I migrated to Australia in 2012 and have called Melbourne home since. My life here still very much revolves around food, and in particular, sharing my Persian cultural and culinary heritage with the local Melbourne community.

I was previously running cooking classes with Free to Feed, a not-for-profit social enterprise cooking school that facilitated my first paid employment in Melbourne.  Grateful for the support I’ve received from FTF and other like-minded initiatives, I am now slowly developing a social enterprise of my own – an independent catering business that employs and empowers other refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants facing the same difficulties I faced when I first came to Australia. 

If you are after Persian or Middle Eastern catering, or are interested in an immersive cooking class experience, please get in touch! Our team can complement any event with delicious customisable menus, using the best quality, freshest ingredients, all prepared with love and presented beautifully to impress your guests and make your occasion something to truly remember! Please click here for further information and here to browse menu examples.