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Bent On Food | Personnel

Donna Carrier - Proprietor and restaurant manager

Donna is the proprietor of Bent on Food Cafe and Regional Produce Store, Bent on Food Cookery School and Bent on Life. Donna started Bent on food 7 years ago and the business has grown from strength to strength. Donna grew up in the region on acres where she enjoyed gardening and looking after the animals. She loves on a farm at Wherrol Flat with her partner Grahame and a menagerie of animals. She has always enjoyed food and cooking and spent 18 years in the wine industry where she completed her Associate Diploma in Wine Marketing at Roseworthy Agricultural College. She is proud to have worked for wonderful family owned companies such as Brown Brothers Wines, Yalumba Wines and Cassegrain Wines, she also worked with many small producers in the wine industry and her passion for food and wine is evident. Donna was recently awarded Myall Lakes Woman of the Year for her contribution to the Wingham community.

Matt Marshall - Head Chef

Matt Marshall has worked at Bent on Food since relocating to the area where him and his family have a small farm. Matt completed his apprenticeship in the UK and worked in many English establishments before coming to Australia. Matt was most recently was head chef at Merewether Surf House and The Paleo Cafe in Newcastle.

Simon Livingston - Previous Head Chef - now weddings and functions chef and #thefarmingchef @Near River Produce

Simon has had 25 years experience and brings to Bent on Food his passion for local produce, his incredible experience in high profile establishments in Sydney and London and a fantastic attitude. Simon's style is innovative and contemporary, with a passion for healthy ingredients. Simon recently left us to pursue his passion of farming and helps out with weddings and events, growing produce for local restaurants including us.