MATT GOLINSKI IS A HIGHLY REGARDED, PROFESSIONAL CHEF WITH A PASSION FOR CREATING CUISINE WITH FRESH, SEASONAL AND LOCAL INGREDIENTS.
Matt’s love of food started at an early age. Growing up on a tropical fruit farm on the Sunshine Coast surrounded by fresh produce has influenced his style of cooking throughout his entire career. By the age of 12, he had decided he wanted to be a chef, and 31 years later his passion for the industry he loves only continues to grow by the day.
After many years working in restaurants, and a six year stint owning and running a successful catering company in Noosa, Queensland, Matt now uses his experience and knowledge to promote local producers in his role as the Gympie Regions Food and Culinary Tourism Ambassador, as well as traveling to events all over the country to help other regions showcase their “food identity” and show the world what makes their area unique.
He also writes recipes and food columns for various publications and is engaged as a recipe developer by food producers around Australia to create original recipes to help promote their products.
When he’s not busy wearing one of his many chefs hat’s, Matt loves playing music with friends and is a keen long distance runner.
As a chef whose style is defined by a passion for using fresh local ingredients, the Gympie Region is my culinary paradise. It never ceases to amaze me what diversity this region has to offer and the ever growing number of dedicated individuals who are as excited about growing great produce as I am of cooking it.Matt Golinski
The thing I love most about working with food is the infinite amount of learning involved in the craft. Even in 100 lifetimes you couldn’t cover all there is to know about cooking, and every day working in a kitchen is a new adventure with boundless opportunities to learn and create.Matt Golinksi