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Joel Alderdice

The People Behind the Plate: Head Chef, Joel Alderdice

Joel Alderdice started his career as an apprentice at Tarrawarra. Over the past decade he has honed his craft at some of the Melbourne and the Yarra Valley’s best restaurants and in December 2021 he returned to Tarrawarra as Head Chef.
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End of the Line: Hurstbridge

This historic hamlet is an accessible city escape offering unique retail, exceptional food and beverages and a chance to talk long walks in the bush but not spend all day getting there and back.
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Wine in the Hills

When you think Yarra Valley wine, you’re probably thinking of those bigger wineries out east along Maroondah Highway. We’ve got another idea, head north-east out of town and discover some of the hill’s lesser-known gems.
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The People Behind the Plate: Kitchen Manager, Caroline Gray

Caroline Gray has worked with Four Pillars in Healesville for many years, pickling and preserving the fruit byproducts of the gin distillation process. She recently joined the team full time as kitchen manager of the renowned carbon neutral distillery that has been named the world’s leading gin producer by the IWSC in London.
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The People Behind the Plate: Chef Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper is a chef with an impressive pedigree. Now employing their gastronomic expertise at Bianchet Bistro and Winery and Fergusson’s Winery in the Yarra Valley.
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