(Native Foods Expert)
I am from Wadandi Bibbulman country,
part of the Noongar Nation.
A Wardandi Bibbulmun woman from the Margaret River, Busselton area
Dale has been a Swan Valley local since 1998 when she opened the Maalinup Gallery offering authentic Aboriginal food experiences, art, gifts and souvenirs.
Having spent many years gathering knowledge from her elders and other sources, Dale is often called on to talk about bush food, which she loves presenting and encouraging people to incorporate into their everyday cooking.
Passionate about education, Dale works extensively with students of all ages and has created a range of Cultural educational programs. From hands on Cultural educational activities aimed at pre-school through to cross cultural training workshops for university students and corporate workplaces.
“It is an important part of my cultural journey, and I represent the Swan Valley region at every chance; travelling as far as Italy to cook at Australia on a Plate for 100 people, which is a wonderful opportunity,” said Dale.
Dales previous background is in buying, merchandising and marketing in department store groups in the UK and Australia. She also has experience in accommodation, functions and catering.