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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Benita Cattalini

Benita believes that regional WA holds the community values, strength, bravery and determination that she wants to be part of. She fulfilled a lifelong ambition to return to regional life in WA when she moved to the Great Southern from East Timor in December 2017. In Albany she has been involved with the Board of …

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Liz Jack

Liz Jack is an entertaining and experienced MC and facilitator. With over thirty years’ emceeing a diverse range of events her relaxed style coupled with tight control over the program, ensures organizers and their guests can relax and enjoy the experiences. Formerly the CEO of the Denmark Chamber of Commerce and a long time independent …

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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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