Celebrity chef fires up in Lismore
LISMORE Fire Station officers celebrated the station's 100th year in operation by getting hot in the kitchen with celebrity chef Matt Moran yesterday.
Mr Moran stopped by to cook a celebratory seafood feast for the team at Lismore Fire Station as part of the filming of his new show Paddock to Plate.
Lismore Station officer Ian Grimwood said it was a great honour for the station to gain exposure in the show to highlight the work the fire service does.
"It's so great for Lismore Fire Station and the members that operate it to be recognised today," Mr Grimwood said.
Mr Moran said yesterday's visit to Lismore marked the last day of filming for Paddock to Plate.
He said being in the Northern Rivers area was a "lovely" way to wrap up the show.
"The produce in this area is amazing," Mr Moran said.
"The Northern Rivers has the best of both worlds being close to the coast and also with lots of great areas for growing."
Mr Moran said he had experienced "a lot" of burns in the kitchen over the past few years and appreciated the fire service's role first-hand.
"Coming from a cook's perspective, the fire service is vital," he said.
Duty commander for the Northern Rivers Fire Service Phil Sheedy said it was great to have someone of Mr Moran's calibre in the area.
"Today is a great preview to our centenary and it's a perfect way to bring attention to the work the fire station does in managing kitchen fires," Mr Sheedy said.
Executive producer for Foxtel Helen Linthorne said all produce cooked at the fire station had been sourced locally.
"It's so important to source produce locally and this is a really beautiful part of the world to be doing that in," Ms Linthorne said.
Mr Moran's show will be on Foxtel during November.
Lismore Fire Service will officially celebrate 100 years since its construction in 1913 during November.