Wagin Duck & Game 2018 Winner
This is a new award for 2018. In many ways it squares the circle of dining in WA by celebrating those businesses that produce the meats, fish, game and fruits and vegetables for our best restaurants. Chefs rely on WA’s producers perhaps more than any other business relationship. Without first-rate produce, our best restaurants are nothing.
For this award we have also changed the way we have judged it.
All chefs in the Top 50 and Top 25 lists were sent a survey form asking them to rank their top three suppliers. They had to be West Australian and they had to have personal “kitchen-door” relationships with the restaurants they supplied. In fact, many of the nominated producers have effectively circumvented the traditional (middle man) distributor chain, delivering their products direct to restaurants for lower “farmer direct” cost and more accountable food safety.
The winner of the Good Food Guide Inaugural Producer of the Year Award was won by a big margin of chef votes and highly praised for high standards, excellent product, a timely supply chain and responsive servicing of chefs and kitchens.
Congratulations to Wagin Duck & Game.
They had to be West Australian and they had to have personal “kitchen-door” relationships with the restaurants they supplied."