Category — Matt Moran
Matt Moran who left Masterchef Australia after season four is making a new show for the Lifestyle Channel called From Paddock To Plate. It is mildly surprising that he is going from a free to air audience to a niche pay TV one, however the lure of his first solo TV project was clearly the drawcard.
The details of the show are:
From Paddock to Plate, will take Matt back to his roots in country Australia, where his lifelong obsession of using nothing but the very best produce began.
Matt will explore diverse regions of the country in search of their finest produce, and the people who create it. From Paddock to Plate will have food at its heart and get under the skin of the people, and the places, where Matt finds it.
Matt said: “I grew up on a farm, and the land is where my real passion for food was born. I’m obsessed with using nothing but the best quality ingredients I can find, both at home and in my restaurants; it really is the secret to great cooking – always start with great produce.
“We live in such a beautiful country that produces some of the best quality food in the world. I’m looking forward to exploring it, to discover and cook with some new and exciting ingredients. And meet the people and producers who share my passion.”
From Paddock to Plate is developed and produced exclusively for the LifeStyle Channel, by ITV Studios Australia.
The show sounds like a cross between a Rick Stein show and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, however it should be worth a look.
January 21, 2013 2 Comments
The good news? A casting call has gone out looking for professional chefs to be in the “only professional cooking competition”.
Are we finally going to get an Australian version of the fantastic reality show Top Chef? However when I read the prize was “the chance to secure the role of head chef of Australia’s “hottest new restaurant” I thought it must be an Australian version of Hell’s Kitchen the show Gordon Ramsay hosts in the US, where the skill level in the kitchen is not great.
Or maybe they will be just mix the two.
Anyway it is a Fremantle production, and my guess is Channel Ten have commissioned it as a vehicle for Matt Moran.
Maybe the piece of viral marketing he did for OZ Harvest here was really an audition for the show. The network wanted to ensure his Gordon Ramsay impersonation was up to scratch.
If you are interested in applying email firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent photo and your CV.
Source: Hospitality Magazine
May 11, 2011 11 Comments
Confirmed that Masterchef Australia judge Matt Moran is actually my perfect match as he swears as much as I do.
Matt Moran in this YouTube clip above loses his temper at a food stylist because he felt he was wasting food. Some people think this could be a viral marketing campaign. Talk about flipping out.
I hope he flips out like this at Alex on this season of Masterchef Australia when he serves up risotto for the fifth time.
UPDATE: Confirmed it is a viral marketing campaign for OZ Harvest.
May 10, 2011 18 Comments
It is not often that art and reality TV collide, unless it is a series hosted by Sarah-Jessica Parker, however today Masterchef Australia judge Matt Moran’s portrait won the Packing Room Prize in the Archibald.
The portrait was painted by Vincent Fantauzzo.
I will leave it to you guys to crack the meat and pork jokes.
April 8, 2011 6 Comments
No I am not talking about the cooking temperature, I am talking about celeb chef and TV hottie Matt Moran appearing as a guest judge on the show.
He will be taking over for a bit of a stint while Gary Mehigan recovers from a knee and leg injury after slipping over on the set. No news whether the injury happened because he slipped over the saliva left after George Calombaris drooling over the hot female contestants. Your guess is as good as mine. Knowing Gary he was probably in a rush to get to the deep fried section of the catering truck.
The Daily Telegraph article says:
Mehigan will miss some of the late series cooking challenges, and Matt Moran has been drafted to fill in for him.
The article also queries whether the viewing audience will be sick of cooking shows because My Kitchen Rules will have just finished.
My view is that My Kitchen Rules is like an appetizer you would have at your local chinese, and Masterchef Australia is the main you would get at Aria.
Rumour has it that it will premier at the end of April on Channel Ten
March 18, 2010 20 Comments