See WA’s best sizzle in the Kleenheat Kitchen

We’re excited to again showcase what you can do with fresh produce in the Kleenheat Kitchen as it returns to the Perth Garden Festival with mouth-watering demonstrations to inspire and delight.

Hosted by experienced gardeners and local WA food experts, the Kleenheat Kitchen will come alive in free shows across four days. Let them show you just how easy it is to grow your own produce and whip it up into delicious meals.


About our presenters

Brendan Pang 

Having grown up surrounded by food thanks to a big Mauritian family, it was inevitable Brendan would end up with a career in the kitchen. He cooked his way through to the top 10 in MasterChef 2018 with his honest cooking style and now focuses on championing WA’s fresh local produce. 

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Steve Wood

An Australian horticultural talk back radio and gardening TV presenter, Steve has more than 40 years’ experience in wholesale nursery production. A popular speaker at gardening events, he has a special interest in showing people how easy it is to grow food at home.

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Deryn Thorpe

A fanatical Perth gardener and an award winning garden journalist, Deryn is passionate about creating beautiful and healthy home gardens. Together with Steve, she presents Australia’s most popular gardening and food podcast, All The Dirt.

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Guy Jeffreys

Guy was 2017’s West Australian Good Food Guide Chef of the Year and continues to whip up a storm as Head Chef and Gardener at Millbrook Winery.  His ‘root to shoot’ philosophy means he makes the most of every leaf, stalk and flower in his garden.

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Melissa Palinkas 

Young George executive chef and co-owner, Melissa, has been praised by food reviewers for her ‘inventive, fun, smart and original’ food. And there’s good reason: her ‘zero waste’ approach means every part of her ingredients adds flavour.

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Vince Garreffa 

Mondo Butchers’ own ‘Prince of Flesh’ is a larger-than-life personality with 50 years’ experience in the meat industry. He cooks the way he lives his life, his motto being: ‘for the professional, the passionate and the hungry.’

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Peter Manifis 

Peter Manifis is a proud West Australian, WAFIC
and Buy West Eat Best ambassador, seafood aficionado, award winning chef, and passionate advocate for food education. He has participated in food events across the globe and created in some of WA’s most exciting kitchens. 

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Kleenheat Kitchen Schedule

Thursday 11 April

 Brendan Pang 

11:00am – 11.45am Fried noodles with chicken 
12:00pm – 12:45pm Rougaille Saucisse (sausages in creole sauce)
1:00pm – 1:45pm Fried noodles with chicken
   

Friday 12 April

Guy Jeffreys 

11:00am – 11:45am Sweet and sour autumn vegetables with barbecued beef
12:00pm – 12:45pm Barbecued chicken with tomato sauce and mountain corn polenta 
1:00pm – 1:45pm Sweet and sour autumn vegetables with barbecued beef
   

Saturday 13 April

Melissa Palinkas and Peter Manifis

11:00am – 11:45am Pork skewers with pumpkin seed satay 
12:00pm – 12:45pm Buttermilk chicken with native thyme, eggplant sambal and bush basil
1:00pm – 1:45pm Highland Roll
2:00pm – 2:45pm Truffled pork meatballs with almond sauce 
   

Sunday 14 April

Vince Garreffa 

11:00am – 11:45am Highland Roll 
12:00pm – 12:45pm Truffled pork meatballs with almond sauce 
1:00pm – 1:45pm Highland Roll 
2:00pm – 2:45pm Truffled pork meatballs with almond sauce 

Be inspired for free at the Kleenheat Kitchen

We can’t wait to see you at the free Kleenheat Kitchen for loads of cooking tips and inspiration. In the lead up to all the fun, check out some of Kleenheat Kitchen’s recent recipes and tips for making the most of fresh produce.