Helping food entrepreneurs thrive

FoodLab is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers food entrepreneurs with the skills, tools, networks and resources to start or scale a food business in Sydney.


We create equal opportunity for all food entrepreneurs, no matter their background.

Anyone with a love for food is welcome here.


Our programs provide training, networking, mentorship, and market opportunities to help turn your passion into something bigger. We are designed to create opportunities that lead to a fairer, more sustainable food system in Sydney and beyond.

Since 2019 we have demonstrated our impact in over 70 alumni from all different cultures, backgrounds, work experiences and ages.

We exist to address three challenges...

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Creating a fairer, more inclusive and diverse food system.


Supporting a resilient and nourishing food future.

Employment and Business Success

Reducing the barriers to establishment and employment.


Our Programs

We run two high-impact programs that aim to build confidence, creativity and food entrepreneurship.


Taster Program

A two-week workshop series that welcomes food entrepreneurs into the FoodLab network and lays the foundation of food business. 


Full Program

A four-month intensive program that incubates early-stage food businesses or those seriously considering launching. The program offers workshops, online resources, placements, field trips, mentoring, and access to an ongoing suite of support services.


Food business is world's apart from any other industry, and there are a lot of things that I learned here that would be impossible to have known otherwise. If I didn't join FoodLab I am confident I would have failed. The gold of FoodLab is the people and their generosity.


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Build your confidence, knowledge and your craft.

See for yourself and join our good food community.


Program Supporters

Sydney Environment Institute
City of Sydney