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"Paddock to Plate" is a concept that represents the journey of food from its source, the farm, to the consumers plate. It emphasises the importance of a transparent and sustainable food supply chain, where consumers have a deeper understanding of where their food comes from.
Blayne from O.My Restaurant understands the importance of local and fresh produce, reducing the distance and time between harvesting and its consumption. In this Masterclass, Blayne will teach from his own Paddock to Plate experiences:
What will you learn?
- How to organise a years worth of growing, to be self sufficient with vegetables.
- How to manage the seasons and getting the most out of your plants.
- What inspires him to grow and cook
- How we handle pests and weather
Lunch is provided.
I'm Blayne Bertoncello, head chef and co owner of O.MY Restaurant in Beaconsfield.
I've been working as a chef for 18 years. O.MY is a small 25 seater restaurant where we do a seasonal tasting menu that represents the time and place of our local area. We have a farm ten minutes away in Cardinia where we grow all of the fruit & vegetables that we serve at the restaurant.
We also have 9 active working bee hives, compost system and 35-50 chickens for all our eggs. My approach to food is paying full respect to the vegetable and trying to use all the parts of the plant.
Over the last ten years we have built connections with amazing producers for meat and seafood etc. We are working really hard to minimise our food miles and footprint.
Heronswood is the home of The Diggers Foundation, a living catalogue of garden treasures showcasing all that can be found in Diggers Club magazines and books.
At the heart of Heronswood is a cottage garden of meandering paths and lawns, seamlessly combining edible and ornamental plantings. Australia’s first certified organic open garden, it is the place to learn about sustainable practices and the preservation of heirloom flowers and vegetables.
A working garden for gardeners, with new projects always on the go and ideas to take home to your patch. Heronswood delights throughout the changing seasons, with the warmer summer months bringing the stunning perennials into full show.
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Paddock to Plate
5 October 2024
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Limited tickets, don't miss out.