Regional Flavours returns to South Bank this month, with a cast of celebrity chefs for its first instalment, Grazed and Grown.
The weekend-long celebration kicks off on Friday, 18 June with a variety of the Main Stage live cooking demonstrations and talks lead by the best in the business. Without further ado, here’s the official line-up…
Champion of home-grown, organic ingredients, you may recognise Paul West from River Cottage Australia. Paul was tasked with launching and hosting the Australian version of the acclaimed British television series, and has since written his cookbook ‘The Edible Garden’ highlighting his paddock to plate philosophy.
If you’re looking for locally sourced produce and an understanding of food, look no further than fourth generation farmer, Matt. A household name, Matt retains an abundance of awards, TV shows, cookbooks, and renowned dining establishments, and for good reason.
There is no denying that Alastair McLeod is a talented chef, holding several culinary achievements to his name. It is the fresh local produce he uses, however, that Alastair believes is the true star. Through his Michelin listed restaurants around the world, Alastair makes it clear the closer you are to the source of your food, the better it will taste and the more sustainable it will be.
Head Chef of acclaimed restaurant Stanley and La Mexicana Pop-Up at Howard Smith Wharves, Louis has made waves across the foodie scene. Also awarded ‘2014 Josephine Pinolet Young Chef of the Year,’ after serving as Executive Chef at Longrain in Sydney, Louis is highly respected and one to watch.
Do you want to up your Insta-game? Georgia’s your girl! Runner-up of the 2015 season of MasterChef Australia, Georgia knows one or two things about food. This nutrition-savvy foodie is passionate about holistic health using wholesome, fresh ingredients, and this is reflected in her role as Head of Food and Nutrition at Eden Health Retreat.
Alanna burst onto the foodie scene as Head Chef of Brisbane’s ARC Dining, receiving a chef’s hat within the year. Her passion for wholesome, local produce has now led her to Esmay at Noosa, showcasing the freshest regional food Queensland has to offer.
Matt is a firm favourite from MasterChef Australia’s eighth season, with his charming personality reflected in his vibrant dishes. Gracing our screens with Network Ten’s ‘My Market Kitchen’ and the owner of Asian fusion restaurant Sum Yung Guys, he’s one to be excited about seeing.