A Taste of Harmony 2017 Wrap up
With over 4000 staff comprising approximately 50 different cultural backgrounds, A Taste of Harmony has become a permanent inclusion on the annual event calendar at Sodexo Australia. A Taste of Harmony is a great chance to celebrate our cultural, linguistic and religious diversity and to respect everyone who calls Australia their home. It’s a chance for us to learn and understand how people from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this company and enrich it in different ways.
The team at Karratha Gas Plant held a special A Taste of Harmony dinner last week. Members of the team talked about their culture and shared what the dish meant to them, and how it is cooked and eaten at home. They also had some fun with the international Trivia Quiz.
Staff at remote Sodexo sites are like a family away from home as they spend many hours at work and after work together. A lot of staff brought in traditional dishes of yummy food to share with others to taste. Recipes are always being shared around site, and this encourages staff to experiment at home with new dishes that they and their families have never tried before. The truly multicultural team at Burrup shared dishes from Balinese cuisine, Malaysian, Scottish, Thai, Portugese, New Zealand, Russian, Brazilian, Korean, South African, Australian, and even from the Cook Islands.
“This really was a successful event, the food was amazing, and there were definitely some news dishes I have not seen before.” – Marcia Da Silva, Burrup Services Manager – Woodside
Staff at the national support centre who work across a range of different areas including operations, finance, accounting, legal, HSEQ, supply chain management and human resources, come together every year to celebrate the diversity of our workplace by sharing a meal, a story, and in this year’s case, a song! Milanie Reyes, Financial Controller, kicked off the event with a wonderful speech and impromtpu karaoke, representative of many social gatherings in the Phillipines.