Chef, Culinary Craftsman, Local Food Advocate, and original member of the popular TV show "Ready Steady Cook" —Matt serves up more than just meals; he offers an authentic taste of Queensland's culinary tapestry.
Raised on a tropical fruit farm on the Sunshine Coast, Matt was destined to be a chef. By the age of 12, the die was cast; a career in the culinary scene was inevitable. Nurtured by an environment bursting with fresh produce, Matt has cultivated a lifelong love affair with local ingredients. For over three decades, Matt has honed his craft, not just as a chef but as a culinary storyteller. Beyond the sizzle of television appearances, he’s a highly regarded figure in Queensland's culinary scene. Whether it’s through his bespoke catering business or collaborative events, Matt is renowned for his nuanced flavours and deep-rooted connections to local producers.
The Matt Golinski experience goes beyond the plate. Known for his involvement in the Slow Food Movement and as a vocal advocate for the Gympie Region—Noosa's 'food bowl'—Matt’s culinary adventures are narrative journeys. Each dish is a chapter in an unfolding tale that celebrates regional history, culture, and traditions.
Like the diverse and vibrant ingredients he cherishes, Matt is a composite of many elements: a chef, an educator, and above all, a storyteller. So, if you’re hungry for more than just a meal, Matt Golinski is your guide to the culinary heartbeat of Queensland.
"When you cook something, you want it to be interesting. You want it to be tasty, obviously, but you want to give people an experience."
“It doesn’t make sense to cook with generic ingredients. I like to know where they come from. It’s about having a relationship with the producers. When you have that, you have a better understanding of what they do. If you’ve been to their farms, you will understand the amount of work that goes into what they do. I see their passion. See what they do and why they love what they do."