Our State on a Plate showcases Western Australia's leading primary producers, telling their story and the hard work behind creating the state's best produce, in addition to showcasing food events, farmers markets and anywhere food is celebrated and enjoyed in WA. From producer to kitchen, some of our states most talented Chefs take this local produce and turn it into mouth-watering meals viewers can easily replicate at home. Supporting local is now more important than ever, so let's create awareness of our primary producers and amazing food experiences and showcase Western Australia.
As with many of WA’s best chefs Stuart started his journey at 44 King St in the heart of Perth before cutting his teeth in the Melbourne fine dining scene.
Drawing from his experience in a multitude of areas within the food industry, Stu works hard to keep his finger on the pulse with current techniques and trends.
Stuart invests his time on his own businesses, Showcase Events WA, where he works closely with WA farmers and producers to showcase local, seasonal produce to the broader market and Chefs Collective WA, where he consults to venues that are looking to find a more streamlined approach to hospitality.
A freelance travel writer, presenter and photographer, Cassandra's unwavering curiosity means that she finds it hard to relax on a beach. Specialising in wine travel and outdoor adventure; she finds joy in in discovering the stories that fall between the cracks.
You can find her travel + wine journalism and photography in national publications including ESCAPE Magazine, Delicious., Gourmet Traveller Wine, Halliday magazine, RAC Horizons Magazine, Dish Magazine, Get Lost Magazine, The Urban List, Time Out London, BMW MARQUE Magazine, Business News WA, WA Homes and Living, MargaretRiver.com and Fairfax Media.
As director of Brillig Communications, she manages social media strategy, communications and content creation for a number of WA's most popular wineries and tourism businesses. Cassandra has MC'd travel and wine events for Tourism Western Australia, The State Buildings and more, including the upcoming season of Our State on A Plate, seen on channel nine.
Her photography has been featured on tourism accounts including Australia, Western Australia, Australia's South West, Margaret River and Australia's Golden Outback, and she was shortlisted in the wine photography category of the 2020 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards.
Her work has taken her around the world, however one of the best parts of travel is arriving home. There's no place she'd rather unpack her suitcase - and fill her wine glass - than Margaret River, on Wadandi country.
Born and raised in Perth, WA, Theo Kalogeracos began his journey as a baker owning and operating a small, suburban bakery with his family. It wasn't long before this led him to his passion for pizza which took him on the search for the perfect pizza.
He is a multi-award winning pizza chef with a number of awards right across the globe. A TV presenter on Channel 9 and ABC radio personality for the last 10 years, presenting a food segment on regional and local radio with Barry Nicholas
In 2015 he opened his newest concept, Theo & Co Pizzeria in Victoria park & Leederville. In 2020 after 25 years in the hospitality business he went on his very own gap year and now he returns to Perth and the pizza scene in this series of Our State on a Plate.
Julie is known for her signature no-nonsense approach and unique ability to inspire immediate action.Over the past 20 years, Julie has partnered with many top performers across business, elite sport, politics, health, medicine, arts andculture, property, philanthropy and many other industries, helping them achieve the highest levels of professional and personal success.She is a coach, qualified Sports Dietitian and degree qualified in Health Promotion.
Julie Meek is also the author of truth, lies and chocolate (Finalist in the World Food Media Awards) and 'Ready, Set...Go'. She is the resident performance expert on a top rating Australian radio station and her expertiseis sought across all media channels.Julie Meek is a thought leader and keynote speaker in peak performance.
She inspires leaders to achieve personal success by utilising the strategies of world class athletes and performersat the top of their game. In sport, some of Julie's high profile clients include the Perth Glory, Fremantle Dockers Football team, the champion Perth Wildcats team and many Olympic athletes across all sports at the Western AustralianInstitute of Sport. She brings the attributes ofelite athletes to business to assist leaders andtheir teams in achieving high performance.