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Chef Glen Barratt leads an interactive salad workshop in Gatton, Australia

Featuring the theme 'sharing the fun, joy and versatility of vegetables',  Love My Salad will host a demonstration and salad tasting experience in partnership with the Lockyer Valley Growers at the National Horticultural & Innovation Expo in Gatton, 100km west of Brisbane, Australia.

Local celebrity chef and Love My Salad ambassador Glen Barratt will flaunt his salad makings skills in a series of workshops and demonstrations held in the Love My Salad tent hosted by the Lockyer Valley Growers, running at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm on Thursday 28th July.

As Chef of Brookfield’s Wild Canary, Glen has a strong focus on local and seasonal produce and has created a trio of salads that showcase the best of what the Lockyer Valley has to offer.

crispy lettuce and grilled pear salad

The day will be fun for the whole family with salad themed activities planned for kids including finding salad ingredients in a maze, guessing competitions and enjoying a salad.

President of the Lockyer Valley Growers, Anthony Staatz, said “Glen’s focus on regional and seasonal fits really well with our intention of bringing the public closer to the farmers that are actually growing their food. What better way to do this than with a local chef using local produce? We want to show that make eating vegetables can be fun and enjoyable.”

“Visitors can learn the essential skills of salad making such as how to match salads with the perfect dressing, incorporate exciting flavour combinations into salads, as well as tips on produce selection,” Anthony said.

Entry is $20 for Adults with free entry for students. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences at the event on social media using the hashtag #lovemysalad 

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