Introducing: Alana Brabin!
Head Chef of The Travelling Table 2019
The Travelling Table kitchen will be steered this year by the watchful eye of our brand new Head Chef Alana Brabin, who will be working with our guest cooks to help scale their delicious family recipes to feed a room of 100 people!
Alana has a passion for using charcoal and exploring wild and foraged food, as well as solid experience in the catering business, and we’re so excited to have her on board for 2019.
Alana was Head Chef at Lyndoch Hill, in the Barossa for 4 years where she was fortunate enough to have a custom built Argentinian grill gifted to her, which led to many winter Wineshed dinners, called “If You're Game." Her interest in wild and foraged food was highlighted on these evenings, and she was able to expand her skills cooking on, and with, fire. After resigning as Head Chef of Lyndoch Hill, Alana started her own catering company, and was very generously gifted the grill and of course the name "If You're Game" which appeared at three Adelaide Beer + BBQ events, two Tasting Australia events, Pinot Palooza in Adelaide and Sydney and many smaller festivals and private functions.
She now has six different bbq's and home made contraptions, following her passion for evolving techniques and different cooking styles. Alana has collaborated with chefs such as Ben Cooper from Chin Chin, and Analiese Gregory from Franklin in Tassie. She still works in the Barossa, and across a few venues in the city, in order to evolve and constantly meet and learn from new people and kitchens.
“To be involved in such a wonderful festival, celebrating food and culture is an honor and I am looking forward to learning so much from the wonderful people from these communities.”
Filipino BBQ Cooking Workshop @ Pirate Life
Alana’s love for grilling and her skill with charcoal will be showcased alongside our Filipino cooks for the first of our cooking workshops on Thursday 6 June at Pirate Life Brewery! Learn to make (and taste!) some secret Pinoy BBQ marinades and explore the Pirate Life brewery and range of beers.
See all details and buy tix HERE!