Matt Moran

Chef & Restaurateur at ARIA
Participating in their 7th CEO CookOff

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I'm helping OzHarvest raise $3,000,000 to feed those in need in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff

I'm participating in OzHarvest's 2019 CEO CookOff, where top CEOs, chefs and companies work together to make a difference to Australia’s most vulnerable and reduce food waste.

We'd love your support in helping our organisation reach our fundraising goal! Every $1 donated to OzHarvest means they can deliver 2 meals to those in need.

Watch the video to see what this means to the people OzHarvest helps.

Stay tuned for the journey!

My Bio

With over 30 stellar years in the food industry behind him, a plethora of awards to his name, a handful of best-selling cookbooks under his belt, and the tour de force behind some of Australia’s most celebrated dining establishments; it’s safe to say that Matt Moran is an Australian food icon.

 

FOOD PHILOSOPHY

At the heart of every one of Matt’s endeavours lies a passion for fresh, seasonal produce. This philosophy is showcased in his award-winning contemporary Australian menus that emphasise seasonal ingredients, balanced flavours and premium-quality produce.

Matt is a pioneer in Australia of the ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy and a firm believer in the importance of consumers being connected to the source of their food. Both Chiswick and Chiswick at the Gallery have a kitchen garden that the chefs frequent to pick fresh greens, garnishes, fruit and vegetables each day. If it’s out of season, it’s not on the menu. Matt also loves to support inspirational local and regional producers, growers and farmers—each with their own unique stories, that he believes makes eating so much more special.

This seed was planted early for Matt, who spent his childhood on a farm, where a commitment to the land, love of food and seasonal, local produce were instilled in him.

 

AN EVOLVING EMPIRE

Matt started his food career at the age of 15 as an apprentice at La Belle Helene Restaurant in Roseville, on Sydney’s North Shore. Here, he discovered the art of classical French cooking which remains the foundation of his cooking today.

Matt opened his first restaurant, The Paddington Inn Bistro, in 1991 at just 22 years old. In 1995 he opened Moran's Restaurant and Café, which was awarded best new restaurant in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. In 1999, at the age of 30, Matt opened his iconic two-hat restaurant, Aria, in an unparalleled location on Sydney Harbour.

He continued to expand the company with the opening of Opera Bar in 2006 followed by an events and catering arm of the business that has since delivered many premium events, both private and corporate. Chiswick in Woollahra was established in 2012 with more recent additions to his ever-expanding empire include North Bondi Fish, Chiswick at the Gallery and his most recent and innovative offering, Barangaroo House, an inspirational three-storey venue in the breathtaking new Barangaroo precinct in Sydney.

As his business continues to grow, Matt is dedicated to developing the people at the heart of his businesses; fostering their passions, encouraging professional development and providing exceptional opportunities within the food industry.

 

BEYOND THE KITCHEN 

Matt is one of Australia's most recognised, celebrated and influential chefs, having hosted prime-time shows such as Masterchef and Masterchef Junior, Heat in the Kitchen, The Chopping Block, My Restaurant Rules, The Bank, his own conceptualised award-winning TV show Paddock to Plate and The Great Australian Bake Off alongside Maggie Beer, on Foxtel. He is also head judge on Channel Nine’s Family Food Fight.

Matt is a published author. He’s written five best-selling cookbooks: Matt Moran’s Australian Food (2017), Matt’s Kitchen Garden (2014), When I Get Home (2013), Dinner at Matt’s (2011) and Matt Moran (2008).

Among other achievements, he is also a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers globally and he is a member of the culinary panel for Singapore Airlines designing in-flight menus. He was also awarded GQ’s Chef of the Year in both 2012 and 2014 and has been part of the national judging panel for the coveted Delicious Produce Awards, since its inception in 2005.

Matt is also a fourth generation farmer and still owns a farm to this day. He has a true love of the land and is passionate about farming and creating exceptional produce. Moran Family Farm is located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and supplies premium quality lamb and beef to Matt’s restaurants.

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

$10,000 raised – Target reached!

Target Increased

$50,000 raised!!!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.01k

Sydney Direct Fresh Produce

Regards from all of us @ Sydney Direct Fresh Produce

$2.51k

Solotel

How many meals is this?

$2.01k

Ralph Shreeve

Great effort and continued commitment!

$2k

Rebecca Rigg And Simon Baker

Go you good thing!

$1,000

Anonymous

$510

Stevie Nicks

Good human x

$510

Keah Sheedy

making a difference. #teammattmoran

$510

Antony Karp

Hope you smash your target. Great cause.

$510

George Frazis

$510

Anonymous

Great cause Matt.

$510

Alice Hampton

Go MM!!!! Sending lots of love from NYC!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

$500

Bruce Solomon

$260

David Southon

Great effort Matt for a wonderful initiative - should be another fabulous night! Well done.

$260

Elizabeth Hewitt-falls

I'm proud to be part of this wonderful initiative. - great leadership Matt!

$260

Mike Willesee

$260

Vivien Green

Congratulations on your support of this worthwhile project Phil & Viv

$260

David Barbour

Cook em up buddy.

$250

John Kolenda

Best of luck Matt!!!

$250

Jonathan Woodman

Awesome initiative Matt. Go for it.

$250

Gail Zammit

Thank you

$250

David Baffsky

Good luck Matt!

$239.20

Bernie Kerr

Good luck, Matt! This should get you across the first little hurdle.

$156

Resolve Advisors

Matt +Pip just fantastic

$104

Anonymous

$104

Anonymous

$104

Heather Forbes

Keep up the good work! Ozharvest is a great cause AND a fantastic way to make sure food is not wasted.

$104

Anonymous

$104

Bec Forwood

Love this cause. x

$104

Sally Heron

$104

Jeremy Lawrance

$104

Anonymous

$104

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$104

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$104

Kim Wildenburg

$104

Anonymous

please offer PayPal for these appeals

$104

Liz Mcdonald

Thanks for doing this, Matt. A really important cause.

$104

Nic Hyde

Great cause. We eat at NB fish all the time and love it.

$104

Pip Sheldon

$104

Jennifer Craigie

$104

Glenn And Lisa Stephens

$104

Christopher Bowman

A really great thing to do to give back to the community that is not doing so well. Thank you for being part of this very special fund raiser that means we as a City of people still care.

$104

Anonymous

$104

Jane Heininger

$104

Chris Bolton Fishing

$104

Andrew Vicary

$104

Lyndall

I am very happy to support you Matt as I believe that OzHarvest does an amazing job reducing food waste!

$104

Ian Stone

$104

Angus Dawson

$104

Bruce Austin

$104

Valentina Stojanovska

Great work as always! X

$104

Marlo Perry

Good on you, Matt! Love your work. Xx

$104

Jeanine Bribosia

Good Luck from all at The Cru Media.

$104

Ruth Brennan

Wonderful cause Matt!

$104

Lynette Chappell

$100

Lisa & Martin

$100

Yumi Stynes

$100

Jeanette Taylor

Hi Matt, what a great idea. Be great if this was filmed as a TV special. Great entertainment but also putting IZ Harvest into thousands of homes. I think it's awesome,....no pressure but I'm expecting a win...love Jeanette Taylor ❤️

$100

Leanne Vass

Great cause, happy to support these efforts.

$100

Josephine Holland

$52

David Lloyd

$52

Meeghan Moran

Choice cause! Happy to support you Love Kim and Meeg.

$52

Jo Mclauchlain

$52

Amanda & Ian

$52

Melissa Seymour

Goodluck Matt! Great cause x Mel

$52

Anonymous

$52

Lyudmyla Dendtler

$52

Ruth Harris

$52

Candy Costa

$52

Anonymous

$52

Trish

good luck with raising money for such a good cause.

$52

Danielle Williams

$52

John Gissing

As a supporter of your Aria best wishes for your venture

$52

Anonymous

$52

Anonymous

$50

John Hughes

$31.20

Anonymous

Great work Matt! Thanks :)

$26

Cheryl Kirgan

$20.80

Lisa Rooney

$20.80

Anthony Davis

$20.80

Rebecca Dudley

$20.80

Jennifer Gill Design

$20.80

Lyndall Dial

$20.80

Anonymous

$10.40

Anonymous

$10.40

Luke Imbruglia

$10.40

Anonymous

$10.40

Anonymous

$10.40

Anna Marcocci

$10.40

Csilla Laszlo

Good luck Matt!

$10.40

Gregory Mcnulty

$10.40

Anonymous

$10.40

Cathy Peacock

$5.20

Michelle Leonard

$5.20

Tracey Gornall

Always supporting homelessness

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