Geraldton makes way for renowned chef Matt Moran to serve up local produce fresh from the farm to the plate

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Matt Moran at his Green Hills Farm in Yarragon.
Camera IconMatt Moran at his Green Hills Farm in Yarragon. Credit: Supplied

Renowned Australian chef Matt Moran will be cooking a variety of local produce at free and paid events in Geraldton during the annual Shore Leave Festival, after his last visit in 2014 to the Gascoyne town of Carnarvon.

Known as the pioneer of the phrase “paddock to plate” what better guest is there to bring produce from local farms directly to the plate during one of Geraldton’s most popular festivals.

A chef for more than 30 years, Moran owns prestigious restaurants across Sydney and will bring some of his highly regarded flavours to Geraldton, while paying attention to locally-sourced produce.

Paddock to Plate at Yanget Farm will offer local share plates and Moran’s popular slow-roasted lamb shoulder and fire roasted chicken. He will also serve up a number of western rock lobster dishes at the Fisherman’s Wharf during the Beach Price Markets.

Moran visited Carnarvon in 2014 to film an episode of his Paddock to Plate DVD series, but said he hadn’t made his way to Geraldton yet.

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