Jo sees beyond the food on her plate. For her, food should be a part of a bigger solution. While she may have cut her teeth baking on an international stage, she quickly forayed this recognition into a seat at the table of sustainable kitchens. And she’s been conceiving innovative ways to grow and prepare food that make for a greener future ever since. From taking up a residency at the very first zero-waste and self-sustaining home in Melbourne, to developing a greenhouse and menu for an ecotourism concept in Tasmania, Jo’s resumé is littered with projects that challenge her to find food solutions near and far from home. It’s this particular brand of dedication to a better tomorrow that makes us proud to call Jo one of our own.
“Jo Barrett is one of the finest young chefs around full stop; she is deeply invested in the future of cooking where sustainability and ethics will be as important as deliciousness. In my mind she represents the best combination of pure talent I've seen in many years.."
Ben Shewry – Chef, Attica
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