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Into The Wild Interview With Discovered Wildfoods
Discovered Wildfoods team members Tara and Lauren joined us for a conversation about our Into The Wild Dinner at The Botanist.
Discovered Wildfoods is supplying the delicious ethical game meat starring in our upcoming Into The Wild dinner.
We sat down and discussed all things Discovered Wildfoods, game meat & what the team is looking forward to at our upcoming event. Keep reading to find out more.
The story of Discovered Wildfoods:
During the pandemic, and while the restaurant sector was in the throes of lockdown, Billy Staughton & Tara Medina launched their brand of wild-harvested Sambar venison. Coming from diverse backgrounds in events, music festivals, bars, management consulting, and even stints as a jackeroo, a wild game meat business seemed the logical next step.
It posed many challenges but after years of getting the supply chain right, they’ve not only found a solution to help restore pristine native habitats being threatened by invasive wild game but deliver an ethically harvested meat to the food service market too.
Tara, tell us a bit about yourself and what made you start Discovered Wildfoods?
My background has been an enjoyable hodge podge of law, corporate consulting, music festivals, and now Discovered WildFoods. It seemed like a no brainer – as someone who loves food and is passionate about sustainability nothing beats the proposition of Australian wild game. It’s near impossible to find other animal proteins with the same benefits.
Sustainability is a large pillar of your business, how is game meat/Discovered Wildfoods sustainable?
Long story short – wild game poses a huge threat to native habitat. By removing these animals we conserve that habitat and harvest a protein which has a near zero carbon footprint compared to the huge resources, land, and water consumption of most farmed animals.
Take us through a day in your life at Discovered Wildfoods
Days are dynamic and varied; involving organising events and photoshoots, taking orders, sending out deliveries, managing the website, creating content for socials, networking, financials, and communicating with chefs and butchers to ensure everything runs smoothly. Our team all come from eclectic backgrounds, so these dynamic days suit us perfectly!
What dish are you most looking forward to trying at our Into The Wild Dinner?
The venison Wellington for sure – I am a sucker for the classics.
Wild shot sambar deer venison wellington, pine mushroom duxelles, venison jus truffles
What are the top 3 reasons why you should consider wild game meat as a part of your diet
- It’s healthy: low fat, high in protein, and full of nutrients.
- It’s sustainable: Near zero carbon footprint.
- It’s delicious: This one is pretty self explanatory!