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.
Cook & Author Brendan Pang is best known locally as the King of Dumplings.
After his successful turn on Masterchef, Brendan returned to Perth to open his dumpling pop-up venue, Bumplings. Bumplings has grown into a full food studio featuring a changing menu of delicious cuisine from his Chinese and Mauritian heritage. Brendan also runs cooking classes, demonstrations, and has been a guest on different local and national food TV programmes.
Erin is an independent wine writer, judge and presenter based in Perth, WA. She is the Australian Writer for the Robert Parker Wine Advocate, and is a regular contributor to the Wine Companion Magazine.
Erin has had a weekly wine column since 2014, currently in The Post Newspaper, is a prolific presenter and educator across multiple platforms and is an active Australian wine show judge. With WSET3 under her belt, she has just recently qualified as a Barossa Wine School Specialist Educator.
Erin is a judge for the Australian Wine List of the Year and the China Wine List of the Year Awards, both for the eighth consecutive year in 2021. With years of experience talking wine on talkback radio and hosting events for a wide range of clients, Erin has a keen eye and enduring curiosity for quality and creativity in wine, marrying classic and contemporary perspectives.