Bass Coast,

Big Dreams To Inspire All


Bass Coast Shire Council’s guest speaker for International Women’s Day believes in supporting women in business, working hard, always learning, developing and leading by example.

Founder of Nectar and Stone, Caroline Khoo was always destined to share her creativity and will be doing exactly that at Council’s International Women’s Day Luncheon on Tuesday, 10 March.

With the theme ‘Dream Big: Make Your Passion Your Purpose’, Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said Ms Khoo has an inspiring story of turning her hobbies into a successful career.

“Skilful in baking, photography, painting and styling, Caroline encourages others to push their own creative boundaries,” Cr Brown said.

“After having her first son, Caroline’s role in the medical industry didn't offer a part-time position and Caroline then made the decision to stay at home and have another child.

“During these years at home, Caroline wanted to ensure that her skill sets in business strategy, marketing and creative product development were maintained and showcased.

Cr Brown said through this journey, Nectar and Stone was born but not intended.

“Nectar and Stone has since become a social media sensation and many of Caroline’s clients are from her large Instagram following,” Cr Brown said.

“Caroline’s dream of a Nectar and Stone cakery is soon to be realised with an opening planned in Richmond later this year.”

The Luncheon will be held at the recently refurbished The Cape Kitchen, 1215 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven, from 12.00pm until 2.00pm.

Cost to attend the event is $45 per person, which includes a two course meal, champagne or smoothie on arrival, guest speaker, gift and lucky door prizes.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 20 February until Friday, 6 March or sold out. Tickets are limited, so get in early to avoid missing out.

To purchase tickets, please contact Gemma Van Gisbergen at Council on (03) 5671 2754 or 1300 BCOAST (226 278). Credit card payments only.

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