One of the great Ryde community events, the Cork and Fork was back to its best attracting a large crowd eager to drink and taste some of the best produce in Australia and enjoy the festival-like rides and entertainment.

PAYCE Director Will Morgan and Kick Start Manager Paul Borghetti at the Cork and Fork festival which attracted big crowds.

The Ryde City Council event, held on the banks of the Parramatta River, showcases boutique wine from Mudgee and the Hunter Valley and gourmet food stalls.

And children were not left out with lots of rides, face painting and activities.

The PAYCE Foundation social enterprise Kick Start was one of many stallholders on the day.

The new Kick Start hamburger proved popular with the crowds, along with the coffee.

Kick Start operates a fleet of food trailers which give young people training in hospitality as well as on-the-job experience.

PAYCE Foundation Director Will Morgan said it was wonderful to see the big crowds again at the Cork and Fork.

“This is a highlight on the Ryde Community Calendar and the PAYCE Foundation is thrilled to support the event.’’

“We also took the opportunity to open the Kick Start trailer and give our trainees experience in catering at a popular community event.’’

The PAYCE Foundation was a silver sponsor of the Cork and Fork.