We are passionate about growth, diversity and beautiful food & drink businesses
Wandering Cooks™ began as Brisbane’s first incubator for food entrepreneurs and has grown into a clubhouse for food & drink producers who would like to ‘roam’ a little more: established, reinventing and new producers alike.
We provide your food & drink ideas with the resources they need to grow into reality, such as licenced commercial kitchens, a community of likeminded entrepreneurs, a bar specialising in craft & low intervention bevies, training in the world of business, and showcasing opportunities.
And we also provide the public with a place to experience everything you can dream up food & drink-wise. Try us. We pretty much always say yes.
All this smack bang in the heart of Brisbane. How’d we manage that? Big dreams, a lot of nerve and a whole lot of chutzpah.
Angela Hirst is our Director. She is a qualified chef, with a PhD in Food Ethics from University of Queensland. She has cooked in restaurants in London, Paris, Hoi An and Brisbane, coordinated providor sales for Food Connect (a community supported agriculture enterprise), taught research students at UQ and QUT, developed her own cooking classes and catering company and reviewed restaurants for Brisbane Times and Gourmet Traveller. As Wandering Cooks’ Director, Angela has consulted on artisan food practice for QIC, received funding from Dept of Premiers for Wandering Cooks Small Batch Tradeshows (which went on to be listed by The Courier Mail as one of Queensland’s top 100 Food Experiences), and after just 2 years of trading, Angela led Wandering Cooks to achieve Anthills Coolest Company Award for a Micro Business.
Ashleigh Thomas is our Communications & Venue Hire, Mel Holmes is our Drinks Curator, Caroline Hirst is our Caretaker and Jo Buss is our Bar Manager.