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Engagement Services

Ranger Nick Bush Cook


Bush Cooking Demonstrations

If you would like to set yourself apart from your competition, engage Ranger Nick
for your point of difference.

Whether it is at your corporate event or private function, Ranger Nick’s cooking
demonstrations always hold a lot of entertainment value.

Ranger Nick is available to perform and entertain at major festivals, expos, trade shows,
schools, show days, markets, retail outlets, shopping complexes, camping grounds,
community events, fundraisers, product launches, promotional activities and outdoor
recreational facilities.

More then just a cooking show, Ranger Nick combines educational information
with bush poetry, yarns and ballads during his camp oven cooking demonstrations.

A camp oven bushman who walks his talk with no dull moments, Ranger Nick’s
colloquial language and unique sense of humour have earned him the reputation of the
entertaining Bush Cook,  keeping heritage and traditions alive.

A true character, Ranger Nick leaves a lasting impression wherever he goes and is a
conversational point long after your guests have left.

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Cultural Experience

In a very unique concept, David Hudson and Ranger Nick not only share their individual
expertise, but work together as a team, exchanging cultural skills, knowledge and heritage.

Referring to “Black & White” bush tucker cooking and methods, the two performers
deliver a truly extraordinary show, providing an educational and entertaining
experience to remember.

In a one of it’s kind model, David Hudson and Ranger Nick incorporate cultural aspects
as well as their musical talents, wit, humour, and bush poetry to excite and engage the
audience with a lasting impression.

Energetic and captivating, David Hudson and Ranger Nick are proving to be a hit and
draw card for any event, appealing to young and old.

They are a true representation of the Australian Outback Spirit, with a contemporary flair.
If you would like to set yourself apart from your competition, engage David Hudson
and Ranger Nick for your point of difference

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Ranger Nick and David Hudson
Ranger Nick Camp Oven Cook


Private Functions

Ranger Nick is available for catering at small private functions, such as birthday parties,
weddings, corporate functions, Christmas parties, 4WD rallies etc.

With food supply and preparation of entree, main meal and dessert, he offers a choice
of soups, breads, wet dishes, roasts and puddings.

For children's parties, Ranger Nick is available to offer hands-on damper making workshops.

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School Visits

Having worked as a Unit Support Officer with Education Queensland in an Environmental
Education Centre, Ranger Nick has been guiding students to connect with nature, to take
responsibility for their own actions, working in a team and learning to respect themselves,
each other and Mother Earth.

Offering out of class learning, the engaging programs fall within the parameters of the
national curriculum supporting the consideration of environmental, social, cultural and
economic systems and their interdependence. The programs foster a sense of wonder,
curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and systems throughout the world,
past and present.

Support of learning programs can be incorporated in the areas of general capabilities
and cross-curriculum priorities, involving all areas of the curriculum.

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School visits by Ranger Nick
Ranger Nick fundraising



Each year, Ranger Nick offers his support to a number of fundraising events.

With bush cooking demonstrations, catering, Bush Poetry, donations or as
Master of Ceremonies, he assists to achieve the goals of the cause.

It's all about giving back to the community, connecting and supporting each other.

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Product and Company Showcasing

For a unique approach to promotion, Ranger Nick is available for camp oven cooking
demonstrations at open days or promotional work showcasing your company’s products.

He will support your cause and promote your company in an effective and memorable fashion.

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Ranger Nick and HotShots BBQ Fuel
Camp Oven Workshop with Ranger Nick


Private Workshops

Do you like the idea of sitting back with a stubby in your hand or a glass of wine,
whilst the meal is cooking by itself?

Can you imagine sitting around the campfire with your friends having a good old
yarn or yack-i, and dinner is ready when your tummy starts rumbling?

Do you enjoy a hearty Aussie meal and still impress your mates with some unique
no fuss recipes?

There is nothing more simple or enjoyable then cooking up a storm in the camp
oven - best of all, anyone can do it. Suddenly, kids of ALL ages want to be in the "kitchen".
Even the cleaning-up is easy.

Ranger Nick will show you hands on how to produce a cracker of a meal with whatever is in
the tucker box. Bring along your own recipe to share or enjoy a mouthwatering dish by
Ranger Nick.

If you would like to have some fun, organise some mates and come along to a camp oven
cooking workshop with Ranger Nick. You are guaranteed personalised attention and ensured to get all your questions answered.

You will leave the workshop with a pocket full of easy delicious recipes, the know how of
camp oven cooking, tools for the tuckerbox and a great time.

This is more than a cooking class and certainly not an ordinary experience.

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TV Appearances

A World Record titleholder for the “Longest Damper”, Ranger Nick frequently appears
on radio, TV and podcasts.

He is the resident bush cook and featured in weekly episodes of "Step Outside with Paul Burt" on Channel 7Mate.

Ranger Nick is available for casting engagements in series, documentaries or feature films.

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A sneak peek of Ranger Nick:

Ranger Nick on television
Team Building Activities

Team Building

Ranger Nick is putting his bush skills to use wherever his travels take him,
passing on his knowledge of the great outdoors to school groups and fellow adventurers,
teaching them the art of bush survival, bush craft and cooking.

Having worked as a Unit Support Officer with Education Queensland in an Environmental Education Centre, Ranger Nick has taken students on school camps such as Bunya to the Bay, facilitating 2 week hike and trek camps.
The youth camps are transformational and the outcomes amazing. Participants leave with a
sense of self worth, achievement and positive attitude towards the environment, work, fellow humans and life.
Not only catering for the youth, Ranger Nick facilitates team building activities for corporate
businesses from small to large, taking your employees and executives on a journey to remember.
With a background in Heritage and Interpretive Tourism, interest in Botany and Indigenous
Culture, Certificates III in Outdoor Recreation and Vertical Rescue, Ranger Nick ensures his
team building activities are safe, packed with adventure, excitement, fun and information.
Ranger Nick's unique personality and sense of humour will ensure a memorable experience.

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