Robert Caslick

“When you share a good meal you also share dignity, respect and love and that was the genesis of the soup kitchen.”

Mr Robert Caslick is a Mechanical Engineer with a lifelong commitment to serving others, most recently as the founder of social venture, Two Good Co.

Upon graduating from a Bachelor of Engineering at UQ, Mr Caslick rose to the rank of lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy. He was appointed as the Marine Engineer on board HMAS Sydney for six years where he actively served in the Persian Gulf during the second Gulf War.

After leaving the military in 2004, Mr Caslick continued to work as an engineer and was involved in projects such as the development of Mary’s House, a domestic violence refuge in Sydney. While completing a Master of Design Engineering, he developed a light that assists the vision impaired to find braille – a product that has been commercialised and is still in production today.

In 2010, he established Australia’s first organic soup kitchen, feeding the homeless around Sydney’s Kings Cross. The premise of the organic soup kitchen was to share a meal, not just serve a meal because when you share a meal you also share dignity and respect.

To eliminate the constant need for fundraising, Mr Caslick established Two Good Co in 2015. Two Good Co sells soups and salads to CBD workers and uses the profits of each sale to make a second meal that is donated to the soup kitchen and domestic violence safe houses. Two Good Co collaborates with Australia’s top chefs including Kylie Kwong, Maggie Beer and Matt Moran to deliver meals and lifestyle products to 26 communities nationally. To date, over 164,000 restaurant quality meals have been delivered across the country.

In addition to providing a nutritious meal, the business makes a profound difference to women displaced from their homes due to domestic violence by offering them re-training and work opportunities.


Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Excellence Award
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Bachelor of Engineering