Chef profile – Matt Golinski
Matt Golinski is a highly regarded, professional chef with a passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.
Well known as one of the original team members of the popular ‘Ready Steady Cook’ television series, Matt has worked as executive chef at some of Queensland’s leading restaurants over his 30 year career.
Based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Matt now enjoys working as a consulting chef to restaurants, being a regular guest chef at festivals and events and writing his popular food columns and blog. He is also an active member of the Slow Food movement and a motivational speaker.
Since 2015 Matt has been helping the Gympie Region promote itself as a world-class food destination in his role as their Food and Culinary Tourism Ambassador. He uses his knowledge of the area and it’s producers to showcase the region through cooking demonstrations and his blog “Matt Eats Gympie”.
In March 2018, Matt joined the Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas as the consultant chef for ‘View by Matt Golinski’ , developing menus that consolidate his knowledge and love of the producers of his region. In January 2020 the restaurant received its first chefs hat award from the Australian Good Food Guide.
Matt spends a couple of days a week in the kitchen at Peppers creating new seasonal recipes, so if you’re in for breakfast, lunch or dinner be sure to poke your head into the kitchen and say hi.
Chef profile – Andrew Wilcox
Third-generation local of Noosa, View Restaurant Head Chef Andrew Wilcox shares his passion for the region and vibrant produce with a lively kitchen team and delighted diners.
Beginning his culinary adventure earlier than most, Andrew entered the kitchen at just 13 years of age. Keen to learn with a strong appetite for gaining the skills needed in commercial kitchens, he began a school based apprenticeship that lasted three years.
After a one-way trip to Melbourne, Andrew began managing his own kitchen team and learning the ropes of busy Melbourne hospitality. Exploring popular inner-city food markets increased Andrew’s resourcefulness and creativity, throwing together the fresh local produce in innovative ways. Upon eventually returning to Noosa, he embraced a new-found inspiration to bring families together in an environment that caters to all.
It is with this enthusiasm that Andrew leads the talented kitchen team at View Restaurant, crafting a menu of modern design and a touch of the old fashioned to please any palate.