Item Type: Food

Kenny McHardy

When Manuka’s doors quietly opened in 2015 it didn’t take long for the locals to appreciate the delicious, soulful woodfire mastery from chef & owner Kenny McHardy. Manuka Woodfire Kitchen is a fully licensed Hatted restaurant with alfresco serving local wine, craft beer, cider and spirits. Kenny uses his woodfire oven and the open flames …

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Jed Gerrard

Hearth, the signature restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth showcases the very best that Western Australia has to offer and is led by award-winning Executive Chef, Jed Gerrard. Chef Jed’s passion for local sustainable produce developed during his childhood growing up in country Western Australia, where he frequently went fishing and foraging. Jed’s love for the …

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Larry Blight

Larry is a Menang Man, who is passionate about his Boodja (Land) and all things on it. Larry has extensive knowledge of local bushfoods, medicines, fauna, local stories and traditions.Larry has been passing on this knowledge through cross-cultural awareness workshops, Aboriginal tourism, school educational workshops and more. Larry has helped on archaeological digs and research. …

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Emma Farrelly

For over 19 years, Emma’s passion for the wine industry has produced award-winning wine lists across top venues in Perth.As Director of Wine for the State Buildings & Como The Treasury, Emma’s invaluable insights and industry-wide network enables her to curate unique wine lists and wine events for each of the award-winning restaurants at the …

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Tamara Osborne-Spong

Tamara has called Albany her home since the age of seven. With her interest in cooking sparked by helping her Nan cook the Sunday Roast and “peel the spuds”, she went on to complete Cert II in Commercial Cooking and work in local kitchens, preparing fish and seafood, as well as at Boston Brewery.As part …

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Toby Ley

Toby grew up in the Blue Mountains in NSW and is well accustomed to busy tourism venues from throughout his apprenticeship and working career! Having taken a 12 month camping holiday around Australia with his then girlfriend, Toby has made Albany his home in the last 12 months, also celebrating his recent marriage.Being familiar with …

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Foni Pollitt

Award-winning sommelier, restaurateur and certified wine educator, Foni Pollitt, is behind one of Perth’s top restaurants Mayfair Lane Pub and Dining Room. Originally from Melbourne, Foni’s career began in the 90s when she left Australia for Italy. The travel enthusiast soon moved to the UK. Foni stayed for 15 years, fronting up some of the …

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Larry Cherubino

Larry’s wife Edwina is a fourth generation Western Australian. Her ancestors, the Egerton-Warburton’s, migrated from England and settled Frankland River in the mid 1800’s. Not just settlement pioneers, they planted the first vines on the banks of the river in 1875. Unlike Edwina, Larry is a first generation Australian. At school, whilst other kids had …

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Kim Tyrer

Kim Tyrer is the CEO & Winemaker of Galafrey Wines. Galafrey was established in 1977, and remains a family business. In 2003, Kim’s father Ian Tyrer passed away. Kim was 25 years old. As an only child, Kim came back to Galafrey and later stepped into her father’s role as CEO & winemaker. After a …

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Joanne Bradbury

Joanne is the owner of 3drops and was responsible for the development of the 3drops brand and the planting of the vineyard and olive grove on the family property at Mount Barker. She has worked closely with winemaker, Rob Diletti and viticulturist, Ray Williams, in developing the contemporary 3drops wine styles which reflect the terroir …

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