Plating Up Western Australia Campaign Highlights Local Produce

Plating Up Western Australia Campaign Highlights Local Produce

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan

Highlighting Western Australia Produce On A Plate

Victor P Taffa

  • ‘Plating Up Western Australia’ campaign encourages diners to eat out and try the best of our homegrown produce
  • Campaign to support Western Australia growers and producers and drive job growth

Western Australians are being encouraged to dine out and enjoy the finest Western Australia produce across the State, as part of a month-long ‘Plating Up Western Australia’ campaign.

“Here in Western Australia we have some of the freshest, high-quality produce on our doorstep.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.

“We want diners to not hibernate but embrace winter, it’s time to put a coat on, get out and about in June and support local food venues.”

Campaign, supported by the State Government’s Buy West Eat Best initiative, aims to increase patronage to Western Australia restaurants, dining and food service venues during June, which can be a quieter period for the hospitality industry.

There are 19 food venues taking part, from fine dining restaurants, pubs and cafes to wineries, burger bars and fish and chip outlets across Western Australia, including in Denmark, Manjimup, Carnarvon and the South-West, as well as Perth and the Swan Valley.

Buy West Eat Best is building its network of chefs and hospitality operators to promote the ‘buy local’ message and showcase Western Australia’s fresh local produce.

Each venue will have a feature dish that highlights regional and in-season ingredients, including a ploughman’s platter sourced from the Swan Valley, Sunsets Café in Carnarvon using local smoked goat with seasonal fruits and herbs, and Denmark’s Pepper & Salt restaurant featuring local marron.

Buy West Eat Best restaurant program was launched in May 2016 with 13 venues on board. ‘Plating Up Western Australia’ is bringing new venues online to focus on Western Australia produce.