Join us for this special Insights and Inspiration – Crafted – Telling your Food and Agri story.
In this event – as part of GourMay – we’re delighted to be joined by Daniel Leesong from Coal River Farm in Tasmania.
Coal River Farm recently won Gold for Excellence in Food Tourism at the Australian Tourism Awards. Coal River Farm produces cheese and chocolate on site, as well as offering a restaurant serving locally grown and sourced seasonal produce.
What is cheese without crackers! Our special guest panel features local and valued FAN Members
Kristina Kucan Silver Tongue Foods
Sam Penny Max + Tom
Lauren Brisbane QCamel
ABOUT DANIEL LEESON
Daniel is the founder of Coal River Farm, Tasmania’s leading Agri-food tourism business. Family owned and operated, Daniel built the farm, cheese factory, chocolate factory and restaurant eight years ago and has won Excellence in Food Tourism at a State level every year since. He has won the Australian Tourism Awards for the past two years in Food Tourism and Retail Tourism as well as taking our many national and international accolades for the quality of its cheese and chocolate including winning Gold at the World Cheese Awards in 2020. He has focussed his business on showcasing the best Tasmanian produce grown and made within his local region. Before staring the farm he has a background as a tourism, hospitality and liquor lobbyist in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania and has also been Chief of Staff to a previous Tasmanian Premier. He is a passionate advocate for locally made products and value adding on farm produce.
About Project Crafted
This event is also part of Project CRAFTED – and initiative funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. With thanks also to Gympie Council and Hot 91 for their support of the event.