Friday, April 17

Australia's Seafood Frontier

Dedicated foodies have long known that South Australia produces some of the best and cleanest food on the planet. Whether it’s Coffin Bay Oysters, Bluefin Tuna from Port Lincoln, Saltbush lamb from the Coorong or Artisan Cheeses from the Adelaide Hills, South Australia is a state brimming with abundance and flavour.
Now Tawnya Bahr, a respected chef and food consultant, has created a range of specialist food experiences which unlock South Australia’s culinary riches. Her Straight To The Source Tours offer the rare chance to taste, savour and explore SA’s best produce – at the source.
Straight to the Source opens the door so that you can learn about the provenance of our produce with a behind-the-scene experience,” Tawnya says.
fter nearly two decades in the industry, I have forged strong relationships with the producers and industry experts we visit. We know their stories and tailor these tours accordingly.”
Over the past 12 months Tawnya, who hails from Oregon but is now based in Sydney, has led several small group tours to the Eyre Peninsula, showcasing some of the region’s niche food producers to leading chefs, restaurateurs and other leading figures in the Australian hospitality industry, but is confident that these foodie expeditions will also appeal to ambitious home cooks.
“Unlike other vocations where professional development is an expectation, chefs and front of house staff are expected to teach themselves. Noticing this gap we have tailored tours with the professional in mind while still offering a unique experience for the food loving public,” she says. “Spending time at the source provides an opportunity to learn what cannot be learnt by reading a cookbook or eating at another restaurant.”
Each itinerary is quite different, but a typical tour might include farm, vineyard or aquaculture visits, personalised tastings, hosted meals and meet-the-producer sessions. The tariff includes airfares from Sydney or Melbourne, ground transport and selected overnight accommodation.
To learn more about Straight To The Source Tours visit The website contains details of upcoming tours, costs and other background information. Media Enquiries: Contact Mark Chipperfield, Big Top Media, on +61 (0) 8 8132 1243 or email him on