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Matt Golinski to headline Moree on a Plate

He’s one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, and now visitors to Moree on a Plate will have the opportunity to meet Matt Golinski in person, and experience his culinary expertise first-hand.  

As the feature ‘Celebrity Chef’ of Moree on a Plate 2024 – a celebration of its 20th year – Matt will host a number of cooking demonstrations featuring local fare. 

And he’s equally as excited to learn more about the region, its people, and its produce. 

“This will be my first trip to Moree, and there’s nothing I love more than discovering new country towns, experiencing the culture, meeting and talking to the locals, and seeing what makes the community tick in terms of produce – which is all at the heart of Moree on a Plate.” 

A country boy at heart, Matt great up on a farm at Palmwoods on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, and today Matt lives with his wife and two young daughters on their property in the Noosa hinterland. 

Well known as one of the original team members of the popular ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television series, Matt has worked as executive chef at some of Queensland’s leading restaurants over his 32-year career.   

In more recent years, his focus has shifted to learning about growing the food he loves to cook. 

Regional food and wine festivals such as Moree on a Plate, he believes, are vital opportunities to showcase food provenance, as well as drive tourism inland. 

“Knowing what is being grown in the region, and how, is so important for all Australians – locals and visitors – and our producers and artisans deserve celebration.” 

“In regards to tourism, when people travel they see may see a multitude of museums or monuments – but they always remember what they ate, and if people have a good eating experience, meet great people and are inspired by community they remember it with love in their heart, and I think this is certainly the case for Moree on a Plate.” 

Moree on a Plate will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 and will also feature a multitude of regional producers and artisan craftspeople. 

A dedicated Kids Korner, featuring ‘Bubble Muffin’ healthy eating advocate, will keep the little ones well entertained, with local bands and vocalists also setting the atmosphere.  

A gold coin donation entry fee ensures the day is affordable for the whole community to enjoy, and visitors to the region can also enjoy Moree’s unique offerings such as artesian hot pools, pecan and cotton farm tours, Indigenous bush tucker tours and they myriad art gallery and retail opportunities within the rural hamlet. For more information see or find us on social media @moree_on_a_plate Facebook/moreeonaplate 


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