Food and Wine Venue

Nourished @ Deakin

Nutrition Australia’s National Nutrition Week is an annual campaign encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended five serves per day. This year to mark National Nutrition Week…

Food and Wine Venue

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali is the festival of lights: an annual celebration that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. It’s a joyful milestone…

Food and Wine The Region Venue

Adam’s Pandemic Challenge

The stop start nature of lockdowns has been a really big challenge for me. I have noticed through several work meetings and conversations, that for many of us, motivation is…

Sustainability Venue

Our Continuous Sustainability Efforts

Here at Waurn Ponds Estate we pride ourselves on our sustainability efforts and are excited to share some updates on what we are doing to help and improve not only…

Food and Wine

2021 Winter Bio – Executive Chef Adam Draper

I believe we should all focus on eating more seasonally this winter – Slow things down around us and make some time to see what is in season. The benefits…

Food and Wine

When life gave us lemons… we cooked with them!

Spring is the perfect season to be using lemons as it’s the time of year they are in abundance. If you don’t have access to lemons on a tree at…

Food and Wine Sustainability Venue

Our Winter Harvest

Our kitchen garden is the gate way to the soul of food here at the Estate. We learn a lot about the seasons and how long it takes produce to…

Conferences Venue

Working towards our new normal

If the last few months have shown us anything, it’s that the world is ever changing. Throughout this shutdown period, the team here at the Estate have taken the time…

Food and Wine

Nana D’s 1963 Steamed Fruit Pudding

Working from home has been quite different for our chefs and Executive Chef, Adam Draper has taken some time to reflect on where his cooking journey started… I have been…

Food and Wine

A Taste of Winter – Chef Adam Draper

GET FRESH this winter with crisp winter salads, making champions of bitter leaves, nuts, citrus fruits and wonderful winter vegetables. Personally I like to slow things down in my kitchen…

Food and Wine

How our chefs have been keeping busy

While our doors may be closed, the team are still working hard behind the scenes in preparation to reopen! Our team of chefs are busy perfecting recipes and coming up…

Food and Wine

A Taste of Autumn – Chef Adam Draper

It’s been an interesting few months and while the world was changing rapidly, so were the seasons… The days will slowly start to get colder and shorter. Autumn it is…