Kitchen Cabinet – Hansel + Gretel – 24 August 2016

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Kitchen Cabinet – Hansel + Gretel – 24 August 2016

Hansel + Gretel

Breadcrumb trail through the forest

$90 per person for canapes,three course dinner and matching wines

6pm, 24 August 2016

The Conservatory Restaurant, National Arboretum


Surrounded by the forests of the National Arboretum 

Duck confit cassoulet, Boxgum Grazing sausages, quince, gingerbread + macadamia

Claire + Sam from Boxgum Grazing will join us from their farm near Young, NSW

Boxgum Grazing

Boxgum Grazing is managed by Sam and Claire Johnson on Windermere a 1500 hectare multi-generational property near Young on the South West Slopes of NSW.

The farm supports a diverse mix of perennial grasses and box gum woodlands and their stewardship is focused on increasing the biodiversity and biological health of this landscape along with its productive capacity.

Boxgum Grazing are passionate about land management, regenerative agriculture, local employment and producing excellent food.

“We see no reason that great outcomes for wildlife conservation and species diversity can’t coexist with the production of healthy food.”

Janet Jeffs + The Kitchen Cabinet

Janet Jeffs is Director and Executive Chef of Ginger Catering, based at the National Arboretum, Canberra.  Her interest in cooking, farming and sharing a passionate enthusiasm for regional, seasonal and ethical produce was manifested during her career as a young chef with culinary legend Maggie Beer, and an apprenticeship with Cheong Liew, one of the 10 most influential chefs in the world.  Janet lives in bucolic bliss on a heritage property at Ballalaba, near Braidwood, where she raises rare breed beasties including her beloved Dexter cattle, gardens and plans self sufficiency.

Janet hosts monthly Kitchen Cabinet dinners to highlight sustainable local produce and premium wine from the Canberra Region.  Dinner is canapes plus three courses and will include talks by local producers and winemakers.



Conservatory Restaurant
National Arboretum Canberra
Forest Drive
Weston Creek, ACT 2616

Contact Details:

Ginger Catering, 02 6273 4366,


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