Slow and steady wins the race for young Tasmanian chef

Alex Morton-Brown of the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery was the successful applicant for the biennial Slow Food Terra Madre scholarship, left, with 2016 winner William Roberts. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE.

A YOUNG chef from the Derwent Valley will head to one of the world’s major food events as part of the biennial Slow Food Terra Madre scholarship.

Alexander Morton-Brown, of the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery at New Norfolk, heads to Italy in September to attend Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto and connect with the Slow Food Chefs Alliance and Youth Network at University of Gastronomy in Bra.

“I love my job and am absolutely stoked to have this tremendous opportunity to expand my knowledge of cooking local, seasonal food,” Mr Morton-Brown, 26, said.

William Roberts, the last SF Hobart scholarship winner in 2016 and chef at the Old Wharf restaurant in MACq01 is mentoring Mr Morton-Brown.

“I had an amazing experience networking with chefs from overseas and learning about food,” Mr Roberts said.

Convivium Leader Slow Food Hobart, Jo Cook said attending the Italian event was a massive experience.

Biennial Terra Madre Salone del Gusto brings together international producers and chefs celebrating good, clean and fair food.


Mercury May 28, 2018

Travel to Italy for
Salon Del Gusto!


Huge scholarship opportunity for a young Tasmanian chef!

Slow Food Hobart in association with TasTafe and THA welcome applications for their bi-annual scholarship. On offer is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a newly qualified chef to travel to Italy for the Salon Del Gusto, a celebration of good, clean & fair food from across the planet: heaven on earth for a chef interested in sustainable & local cuisine from a diversity of cultures.

Download PDF application form.


Gav Williams: “What can Canberra learn from Tasmania’s local food communities?”

Delicious hand made filled Donuts in Tasmania - Photo by Gav Williams

Photo by Gav Williams

Some encouraging feedback and thoughts from Gav Williams on our local food scene.

As a passionate local food advocate my recent visit to Hobart, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley was always going to have an agenda of talking, seeing and tasting local food. I know I know, ‘hard work but somebody has to do it”.

Gourmet Gardener: What can Canberra learn from Tasmania’s local food communities?