Kleenheat Kitchen

There’s something wonderful about picking fresh produce from your own yard to make a healthy and flavoursome meal. But how do you turn your garden into a thriving fruit and veggie patch?

Visit the Kleenheat Kitchen at the Perth Garden Festival to join gardening experts and chefs perform cooking demonstrations, featuring loads of home-grown recipes, samples and prizes across four days.


Kleenheat Kitchen Chefs & Presenters

Caroline Taylor

Chef and Swan Valley Ambassador

Thursday April 29

Caroline Taylor is a passionate Swan Valley food ambassador and Co-founder of Taylor’s Art and Coffee House. Trained by restaurateur Kate Lamont, Caroline creates tasty and accessible recipes showcasing quality WA produce for the home cook. A regular contributor to ABC 720 and 6PR foodie segments, and chef on Channel 9’s ‘Our State on a Plate’, she aims to lift the profile of hardworking farmers any chance she can. Caroline’s work with the Prendiville Hotel Group saw her creating healthier menu choices across their properties, facilitating relationships between busy executive chefs and ethical WA growers. A regular contributor to charitable organisations, Caroline supports great initiatives through Lifeline, Prepare Produce Provide and United Way WA, hosting workshops that help create pathways for young students in the hospitality industry.

Jenny Lam

Food Personality and chef/owner

Friday April 30

With 23 years of cooking experience, MasterChef Alumni Jenny Lam is adept in Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. After MasterChef, she worked as a full-time chef at Perth’s acclaimed restaurants Wildflower and Long Chim and in 2019 opened her Leederville restaurant, Bunn Mee, which serves Vietnamese street food. Last year Jenny launched her first Vietnamese cookbook – ‘Eat Like a Viet’ which has 85 recipes featuring traditional Vietnamese home cooking. She is most famous for her dumpling recipes which Gordon Ramsay voted “Dish of the day” on Masterchef in 2018 and she’ll demonstrate how to cook these delicious dumplings at this year’s festival.

Guy Jeffreys

Award Winning Executive Chef and Gardener

Saturday 1 May

Guy Jeffreys is the executive chef for Fogarty wine group. At Millbrook Winery in Jarrahdale they serve estate-grown modern country food. While he features local artisan producers on the menu, the kitchen team are known for growing heirloom vegetables from saved seed in the property’s one acre garden. This approach to food has won much acclaim for the venue over the past 10 years under Guy’s guidance including a critics choice review in The New York Times, 2 hats in the Australian Good Food Guide and West Australian Chef of the Year. At Bunkers Beach House, a casual seafood eatery, in Bunker Bay, they serve only West Australian seafood. While he uses vegetables grown at Millbrook Winery the kitchen team are known for serving only line caught or by-catch West Australian seafood. Guy took on this project in 2019 and was awarded #1 by the West Australian Good Food Guide Awards in the casual dining category that same year.

Vince Garreffa

Celebrity Butcher Mondo Meats

Sunday 2 May

Celebrity butcher Vince Garreffa, known as ‘The Prince of Flesh’, is larger-than-life personality with more than 50 years of experience in the meat industry and a varied and active media presence. Through his 29 years on radio, television appearances and cooking programs, weekly recipes for The West Australian newspaper, workshops and cooking demonstrations, Vince has enthusiastically shared his knowledge about meat to a keen public. His close association with the hospitality industry has resulted in friendships with elite chefs in Australia and overseas. He received the Juniper 2019 WA Lifetime Achievement Award Metropolitan at the WA Seniors Awards for his ongoing and dedicated commitment in the service of others. Vince’s motto is: ‘For the Professional, the Passionate and the Hungry’ and he cooks like he lives his life, with humour, passion and energy. In 2017 Vince published a crowd-funded recipe book called “The Flesh in my Life” to celebrate his Calabrian heritage, his arrival from Italy to Western Australia as a five-year-old in the 1950s and the experiences that shaped his life. He spends his free time, with his wife Anne, working for Lifeline, Hospitality Youth and small charities and since 1996 has raised more than $5 million. This year, at the festival Vince is showing how native bush tucker flavours can be incorporated into traditional recipes.

Deryn Thorpe

Garden Journalist

Presenter Deryn Thorpe is a fanatical Perth gardener and award winning print and radio garden journalist who writes regularly in garden magazines and is passionate about creating beautiful and healthy home gardens. She is a popular public speaker, garden tour guide and comperes food events. With Steve Wood she presents ‘All The Dirt’, Australia’s most popular gardening and food podcast. www.allthedirt.com.au

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