Bec Scott

Bec Scott is the Co-founder and CEO of STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise that works with marginalised young people aged 16-24 years and provides them with a healthy self, job and home. STREAT run a portfolio of 11 foodservice businesses, including cafes, an artisan bakery, a catering company, and a coffee roastery. In its first decade STREAT worked intensively with over 500 young people, and with a further 1,500 through its outreach programs and short courses. These young people helped serve over 3 million customers. With the organisation wanting to play a larger role in addressing catastrophic climate change and biodiversity loss, STREAT’s second decade will focus on expanding its training and employment pathways for young people into green jobs. The first of these will be roles into urban horticulture and farming and be part of Moving Feast, a social enterprise sector collaboration to create a fair and regenerative food system for Victoria. Prior to starting STREAT Bec originally studied as a plant biologist and then spent a decade at the CSIRO. She’s particularly interested in how we can solve complex systemic issues using multi-disciplinary practice and you’ll equally find her collaborating with artists, designers and scientists as you will social entrepreneurs. On the weekend you’ll always find her in her pocket urban farm with her son Will (Apprentice Farmer), her wife Kate (the Farmhand) and their dog Magic (the Farmhound).

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.