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The Myall Coast Messenger was pleased to be given the opportunity to meet chef Josh Burke, the newest recruit at the re-energised Tea Gardens Hotel.  Josh has been cooking for 17 years in various locations and has experience as a sous chef in Sydney and working at a Mexican restaurant in Darlinghurst.

Josh grew up in Tasmania, has lived in Newcastle and Sydney but has resided in Tea Gardens with his wife Laura and their 2 small children for 5 years.

He is excited to be part of the future plans for the hotel which include an Argentinian BBQ to be held monthly on a Saturday and will feature live musical entertainment.

By Lyn Reid and Ros Reynolds

First firing of Argentinian BBQ

with Laura, Josh, Emily and Ben

The arrival of Josh has given the hotel a much wider range of specialties including a new range of oyster options, goat, lamb and sustainable fish.

There will be huge emphasis on providing real food with a low food imprint, with food being sourced from the local region.

Josh believes that knowing where food comes from is vital and widening the range of food on offer at the hotel and adding flavour and texture is important.  “Current favourites will always be there but by widening and adding to food choices it will increase the scope of patronage from our local population”.

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