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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Meet the Narooma Oyster Festival Chefs - Colin Barker of The Boathouse and Kelly Eastwood


MC'ing the cooking tent at the Narooma Oyster Festival. You will no doubt remember Kelly from the River Cottage Cooking School as well as her fantastic, new Bermagui venture Eastwood's Deli and Cooking School Kelly Eastwood is a former Food Producer, Home Economist and Food Stylist of many cooking shows including River Cottage Australia, Family Food Fight, Masterchef and Better Homes and Gardens to name a few.

Kelly has recently moved permanently to the south coast and has since opened her new business in Bermagui


Above: Kelly Eastwood in her new venture in Bermagui. Photo: Ian Bushnell of The RiotACT. The photo was first published in the RiotACT article "Bermagui’s new deli adds star power to the growing Sapphire Coast foodie trail"

Colin Barker, The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay

Award-winning chef Colin Barker, first joined The Boathouse in 2007 as Senior Sous Chef. Early in his career, Colin worked with Liam Tomlin at Banc before winning the NSW Lexus Young Chef of the Year Award in 2005. He then worked alongside Warren Turnbull of Assiette, then spent time in the UK as Senior Chef de Partie under the guidance of Brett Grahame at The Ledbury, a one-Michelin Star restaurant in London’s Notting Hill.

A keen fisherman, Colin has a passion for seafood and enjoys seeking out the more unusual species of fish, preparing them in unique combinations with seasonal ingredients.


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