A Tasmanian chef leads guests from garden to kitchen at the incredible The Agrarian Kitchen. The sustainable farm-based cooking school is situated in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan, 45 minutes from Hobart in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. Chef and owner Rodney Dunn and his wife Séverine moved from Sydney to Tasmania in 2007 to transform a schoolhouse into Tasmania’s first hands-on, farm-based cooking school. You basically book in, turn up, the browse the gardens for ingredients. The chef then takes you into the gorgeous kitchen, where you learn what to do with the produce.
Set on five acres, The Agrarian Kitchen incorporates an extensive vegetable garden, orchard, berry patch and herb garden, all grown using organic principles. There are Wessex saddleback pigs, Barnevelder chickens, two British Alpine goats and a flock of geese. This is one of my favourite things to do in Tasmania.