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One of the most inspirational moments of 2017 has to be spending time with Alain Passard. In my role as market manager of Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, I took Alain around to show off our produce and translate for him when he wanted to speak to the farmers and producers. He was blown away by the fresh, vibrant quality of Tasmanian produce and adjusted his menu that evening to include several items he found at the market.

MC’ing the dinner was, in itself, an honour but to interview him that night after an exhausting service was an education in itself. You will see for yourself in these videos from Brand Tasmania that his passion for food is incredible and that he inspires those around him with his zeal and integrity.

What I learned about myself is that I can still speak semi-fluent French after a 21 hour day when given a glass of excellent Chardonnay.

Thank you so much to Brand Tasmania, TAFE, all the students and Alain himself for an unforgettable experience.

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