The National Indigenous Culinary Institute Ltd (NICI) is an industry inspired and initiated program of national significance to create highly skilled Indigenous chefs in Sydney and Melbourne since 2012. NICI’s philosophy is that if an Indigenous person has an opportunity to be trained by the best in the industry they will become the best

Making a difference can be easy, even the smallest donation can go a long way.



will provide an indigenous trainee with the essential kit needed to commence their apprenticeship in a commercial kitchen, including a set of knives, safety boots and two uniforms.


will allow an indigenous trainee to participate in the initial three-week Skill for Success program, developing the basic kitchen and knife skills essential for progression into the apprenticeship program.


will allow two indigenous trainees to participate in the initial three-week Skills for Success program, including their uniform and knife kit.


will support an indigenous trainee through their four-year apprenticeship providing invaluable ongoing assistance with accommodation, travel, counselling, and specialist skills training.

If you or your company wish to invest in the education and skilled employment of Indigenous Australians, contact Nathan Lovett on 0414 696 025 or and join others working together to change the face of Australian hospitality.

The National Indigenous Culinary Institute Limited is an ATO endorsed deductible gift recipient.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more information about making a donation or becoming a sponsor of the NICI, please contact Nathan Lovett on 0414 696 025.