When Rob Caslick was 12, his grandmother introduced him to soup kitchens. Ever since, and throughout his career, he was always spent significant hours volunteering to ensure those who are most vulnerable to food insecurity can eat.
Then, in 2010, he founded his own organic soup kitchen in Sydney’s Kings Cross. Now, that soup kitchen is known as the social enterprise which employs women who are homeless due to domestic violence.
It is a business that provides food, support, and training to survivors of domestic violence. What started as “wheel[ing] the barbecue about 300 meters” to grill up a shared feast for the areas homeless and drug-addicted is now a national provider of food and lifestyle products to women’s shelters across the country.
Although Rob is a social entrepreneur who scaled a soup kitchen to a national provider of food to women’s shelters, what he is most proud of is being able to support and empower women who have survived domestic violence.
Rob spent six years as a marine engineering officer with the Royal Australian Navy. After this experience, which included active service in the Persian Gulf, he then commenced another six years as a mechanical engineer in the construction industry. He has since quit engineering to focus on Two Good Co.