With such a diverse workforce in Australia, we speak more than 300 languages and come from more than 200 countries. One in four of us are born overseas and one in five speak a language other than English at home.
A Taste of Harmony is a simple, creative and free way of celebrating cultural diversity in your workplace. Employees bring a dish from their culture of origin or affinity to share. Food is a conversation starter, and this provides an opportunity to discuss culture, family and identity.
97% of participants consider it an important part of their workplace effort to help foster cultural diversity and 97% said it brought their team closer together.
There are many proven benefits to having a culturally diverse workplace, with workplaces reporting a reduced absenteeism rate, higher levels of innovation and creativity and having a healthier and more inclusive work environment overall.
Taking part in A Taste of Harmony demonstrates that your workplace values the cultural diversity of your employees.
A Taste of Harmony will be celebrated nationwide among workplaces big and small. In 2017, over 6,200 workplaces held events – that’s more than 347,000 people taking part!
You will have access to our Event Hub, where you can tailor your event to your workplace, send invitations to your colleagues and keep track of what dishes people will be bringing along. You will also have access to a range of personalised tools such as posters which you can download – complete with your event details!
Register now to get conversations started at your organisation!
- Flourish Australia leads by example, and wins a visit by Celebrity Chef, Fast Ed!
- A workplace champion for harmony – Department of Human Services
- Dave – Reach Out
- Tammy – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- Dominique Rizzo: What I learnt about my cultural heritage
- Multiculturalism a key ingredient of Melbourne’s ‘happy cafe’
- Cristina – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- How entrepreneurship enables economic independence for migrant women
- Mckenzie – Yoghurt Digital
- Ayca – Yoghurt Digital
- What does food mean to you?
- Fast Ed’s A Taste of Harmony Photo Series
- Joe – Yoghurt Digital
- What makes Australian food culture so diverse?
- Arq Group
- City of Whittlesea
- Petra – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- Caring about cultural diversity – AutoCare Services
- What is Australian cuisine?
- Krisztina – Reach Out
- A Taste of Harmony at Harding Martin
- William Ross
- Angel – Reach Out
- Metro South Health
- Australia Post – 10 year participant and major supporter
- Australian Taxation Office
- Who makes the best desserts?
- What’s your favourite food?
- ASF Audit’s first A Taste of Harmony celebration
- What did you eat today?
- Centre for Multicultural Youth
- Melissa Leong – Learning more about my cultural heritage
- Kristin – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- How a garden in a Brighton backyard is connecting cultures
- Emma – Blackbird PR
- Chung Jae Lee: My Korean heritage
- Pride in Diversity for Major Hotel Group – Accor Hotels
- Sukaina – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- Tessa – Reach Out
- How many cuisines have you eaten in your life?
- What’s in your pantry?
- Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs, QLD
- Neha – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- Mitchell – Reach Out
- Sally – Blackbird PR
- Carly Day: Learning more about my cultural background
- 4 reasons to introduce A Taste of Harmony to your workplace
- Why cultural diversity is an important workplace conversation
- Matthew – Yoghurt Digital
- Gilad – Yoghurt Digital
- Cultural cuisines you may never have tried (and should!)
- Junnan – Yoghurt Digital
- Maxine – Reach Out
- Samantha – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- Phoebe – Playfair Visa and Migration Services
- How does your heritage affect what you eat?
- A Taste of Harmony brings ‘Besties’ together – Best and Less