Welcome to Emerge

Emerge is a social enterprise food van & catering business that creates unique opportunities in training and holistic mentoring programs that empower disengaged and disadvantaged youth in the Toowoomba region.

We believe in meeting youth where they are at in life without judgement or assumption of their past or present. We know everyone has a story, and we are committed to providing opportunities, skills and resources to ensure everyone has the opportunity for a happy ending.

Every time you order catering from us, hire our kitchen or host an event in our event space you help us provide real work experience, training and genuine job outcomes for Toowoomba’s young people.

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Purpose & Values

As a social enterprise, we put 100% of our profits back into our youth and community programs as well as provide a dedicated youth space where young people can access safe mentors, resources and have a place to call their own.

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Smart solution to help our youth

My vision is to create a social impact catering business and food van that provides training and job confidence to at-risk youth, a youth hub and drop in space as well as a community kitchen. Changing lives through community & food.

You have the opportunity to be part of the founding story of Emerge and help bring this to life, literally changing the lives of young people in Toowoomba.

I am excited to see our community come together to help our youth get the best opportunities available regardless of their background.


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Crowd Funding Campaign

What to get involved?


Contact Jen and the team here

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Emerge will host its first official crowdfund campaign on November the 6th!

Join us in raising the funds to purchase the fully equipped food van and entering our own premises to create a dedicated youth space and community kitchen.

Emerge is a social impact enterprise that provides mentorship, training and opportunities for disengaged and at risk young people in Toowoomba & The Darling Downs.


Jen@emergecafe.com.au for enquirers

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If you had a mentor growing up, where would you be now?