The Makings of a Social Enterprise
In 2017 Chris put a social mission at the core of her business, transforming it to gradually operate as a social business, providing training and pathways to employment for at-risk, disadvantaged groups, thus aligning the company mission with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Social Access and Inclusion – what does this actually mean and what do we do?
Our employment strategy is to focus on candidates who have not been able to secure employment for longer periods of time due to various barriers. Either due to broken family environments, abuse, violence, disability, language barriers, a lot of beautiful, worthy people are struggling to secure long term, stable employment. We choose to specifically target our employment strategy and give people a ‘fair go’.
We believe that a business can create products that are good for its customers, good for the people who make them and good for the environment. We all have a duty to invest in our community and operate with a sustainable social impact.
Our social business ‘ self-funds’ its social goals into the business cost base and generates future profits to keep re-investing in its social mission. By supporting us and choosing our products, you support the work we do and the people we employ.
In 2019, our company was a finalist in the Telstra Business Awards, in the Social Change Maker category, as well as in the Town of Vic Park business awards in the Excellence in Access and Inclusion category. Chris is a 40 under 40 nominee in 2020.
Good Food & Good Intentions - Meal Makers
Chris’ Kitchen has always been passionate about hunger relief. That’s why when the 2020 Meal Makers was announced, we immediately wanted to be a part of it. The event was an excellent opportunity to work with other people who are avid cooks. Chris happily showcased her cooking prowess when preparing eggplant rolls and chocolate mousse.
Any money raised through Meal Makers will be used to buy more food. The goal was to provide 250,000 meals through the fundraiser, which was achieved, having raised over $125,000.
With the help of the Meal Makers program, thousands of Western Australians can have freshly and professionally prepared food!
This place is full of amazing delights for vegans. Their pancakes are worth dying for. Friendly people and an amazing place
Highly recommend if you're looking for healthy plant-based options!
Yummy smoothie & raw peanut butter ball 😋
They have the best raw vegan desserts on the market; the creativity and flavour are mind-blowing, and the high-quality ingredients used in all their desserts are outstanding. I am also in love with all of their plant-based lunch options - nom, nom, nom
I love the fact that the cakes are gluten-free. I don't know why there isn't more restaurants cooking gluten-free. It's not a must-have ingredient and the cakes taste just as good if not better.
Healthy food (everything gluten-free) .. a lot of cakes and protein balls.. fair prices...
Best vegan food in Perth and great staff!
I love this place, all the products are amazing and the taste is incredible - especially the sweets range!!!
“I am trying to build a little corner of the world in which I would like to live. A business makes sense to my heart when it makes people happier, healthier and gives hope for a better future. This is why we do what we do, with persistence and coherence, and the only way I can feel happy. There is a deeply human motivation in every decision I make.”
Our Company SEEDS Values
Supportive and inclusive team environment that is built on
Empathy, care and fairness, which is
Exciting and fun, with great commitment to
Delicious, innovative, high-quality products, that help fund our
Social mission to create sustainable social impact.