Matt Moran was raised on a dairy farm at Badgerys Creek in NSW and it was while living in regional Australia that he developed a commitment to the land and his love for food and local produce.
Moran is the man behind a number of acclaimed restaurants, including ARIA Sydney, which has been awarded two coveted Chef’s Hats by The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Moran’s influence in food extends beyond his kitchens. Since its inception in 2005, Moran has been part of the judging panel for the coveted Vogue Entertaining & Travel Produce Awards. The published author of two cookbooks has also headlined TV shows including “My Restaurant Rules”, “Heat In The Kitchen”, “The Chopping Block” and the highly rating “MasterChef”. Moran has also held a weekly radio show on the ABC since 2005.