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Chef Don Hancey

Passion is the best word to use when describing Don Hancey. After a long and successful career owning some of WA’s finest regional kitchens, Don Hancey has become WA’s Food Ambassador through his continual support and dedication to WA food producers.

Don believes Western Australia is home to some of the finest produce anywhere on the planet. Don loves nothing more than working with quality local producers to help grow their business, their opportunities and create innovative ways to present, showcase and market their produce by creating a world class dish. Don has a holistic view on food production and is interested in the process from soil right through to plate. 

Locally produced food is a win / win for the community; not only are there significant economic benefits for our state and producers, there are also significant health and wellbeing benefits. As a long-time Chef, radio and TV Personality and Presenter Don’s mission is to not only inspire the community to cook with fresh, seasonal and local produce but to improve their health and wellbeing by building on the awareness and the importance of buying local, supporting local and shopping local.
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Chef Peter Manifis

Chef Peter Manifis has been around seafood his whole life.

Born into a Greek fishing family in Perth, Manifis moved north to the coastal Pilbara town of Onslow when he was one, when his parents bought the local seafood factory. 

While Manifis’s two older brothers became commercial fishermen, Peter maintained a connection to the sea via cooking.

 After sharpening his skills at Alain Fabregues’s legendary Loose Box in Mundaring, Manifis ran the kitchen at South Perth’s InContro, where he established a reputation as an innate seafood cook. 

Although the restaurant closed in 2016, Manifis has remained involved in the food industry as a consultant for projects throughout the state. The relaunch of Kailis Fish Market Cafe in Fremantle later this year, however, represents Manifis’s re-entry into the cooking world as well as a changing of the guard.
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Chef Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor is a television presenter, Swan Valley food ambassador and Co-owner of SV institution Taylor’s Art and Coffee House. Trained by restaurateur Kate Lamont, Caroline creates tasty and accessible recipes showcasing quality W.A produce for the home cook. Caroline is also a regular contributor to ABC 720 ‘Perth Foodie’ segment and a presenter on Channel 9’s hit show ‘Our State on a Plate’ Caroline aims to lift the profile of our hardworking farmer’s any chance she can.
 
Caroline’s work with the Prendiville Hotel Group saw her creating healthier menu choices across their properties, facilitating relationships between busy executive chefs and ethical WA growers.Hotels include The Mangrove (Broome), Tradewinds (Fremantle), Hotel Rottnest and the Karratha International Hotel.
 
As a promotional Chef Caroline has featured at Perth Good Food and Wine, WA Day alongside Justin Langer, Parliament House with Anna Gare, Gascoyne Food Festival and most recently Mandurah’s popular Crabfest. As a regular contributor to charitable organisations Caroline supports great initiatives through Lifeline and Prepare Produce Provide, hosting workshops that help create pathways for young indigenous students in the hospitality industry.
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Chef Jay Tesorero

Jay Tesorero has been living in Australia for 12 years and now residing in Perth, Western Australia. Currently, Jay is the Executive Chef of Quay Perth Hotel running two restaurants; a community cafe serving modern cuisine with a classical touch, this restaurant has a strong focus on Western Australian produce and supporting the local community in terms of local businesses and charities.
 
Meanwhile, the second restaurant; HQ Bar and Kitchen is more of a modern Asian fusion kitchen. The team here is multi-cultural, the best of the best. Honest to goodness straight up cooking, and flavours that you will only find in the deep ends of cultural cuisines. An offering that reflects who Jay is...
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Chef Kenny McHardy

Kenny McHardy has been a chef for 20 years, and a restaurateur since June 2015. He has had the pleasure of working with some of the finest people within the hospitality industry.

His culinary experience has expanded throughout the world including London, Melbourne, the Whitsundays, Auckland, Perth, Waiheke Island, Albany and Bunbury. Many places which Kenny has been lucky enough to have travelled to during his career.
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Vincent Lim

Vincent Lim (AKA Chef V) first stepped into the kitchen in the mid-1990s. Vincent is a Perth based restaurant consultant who consults across Asia & WA. 

Since then his appetite for food has taken him all over the world.

His skills have spilt into the international media via writing regular food columns and radio 90.5fm for Oriental Post, hosting a cooking show for Ostar International Media channel and celebrity cooking demonstrations.

In 2017 Vince was appointed as Ambassador of Oz Harvest WA, and in 2018 he was appointed Ambassador for TWA Destination WA Indonesia.
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Chef Jordan Bruno

Jordan Bruno is an Australian home cook taking the world by storm. As a former contestant on Australia's number one rating show, My Kitchen Rules, the young chef has travelled the world on culinary contracts, working under chefs in Las Vegas, South Africa, New Caledonia, Malta and across Australia.

From his success on MKR, Jordan quickly became a voice for the LGBTIQ community. He was responsible for creating multiple LGBTIQ pro marriage campaigns in Australia which lead to him becoming a campaign manager for Marriage Equality Australia. 

Jordan also managed to release a cookbook with all profits going to LGBTIQ youth, as well as launch a web series and cooking school for vulnerable LGBTIQ youth. 

Now Jordan has directed his second passion, Native Australian grub into his new business, Outback Eats. A food truck and pop up restaurant dedicated to using native plants and spices from Australia.
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