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The Science

Behind Your Plate

Ingredients transform to reveal the science behind your plate.

Presented by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), this four-course dinner will be a field-to-feast revelation – a celebration of science, agriculture, and culinary creativity.

The story begins in Tasmania’s rich and fertile soils, where roots intertwine, and seeds wait to emerge. We celebrate the unsung heroes, the pollinators, who bring our fruit and vegetables to life. Our farmers tend the land, braving the seasons and unpredictable elements to bring us nutritious food.

In the hands of our guest chef Cameron Matthews (Mapleton Public House) and Matt Seggie (Diverge), the ingredients transform to reveal the science behind your plate.

The paddock to plate journey is a scientific quest and the night’s menu is crafted to the journey.

 Each course, a revelation – a symphony of flavours and discussions from:

  • Dr Bianca Das – Soil Scientist (TIA), soil secrets
  • Sandra Knowles – Director –  TAS Farm Innovation Hub, climate change considerations.
  • Matthew Young – Elphin Grove – from the farm
  • Dr Jon Finch – Entomologist (TIA), pollination  proliferation


Friday, 2nd August


6:00pm – 9:30pm


$90.00 per person


Diverge Restaurant, Hotel Verge Launceston

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