Sydney’s loss is a big gain for Tasmania, with renowned chef Massimo Mele announced as a consultant for Launceston’s soon to be opened Grain Restaurant at Pepper’s Silo Hotel.
Born in Tasmania, Massimo said he had no regrets about relocating back to his home state over the Christmas period.
“It’s time, my little boy is growing up so fast and I am getting married in the last week of February,” he said.
“There is so much happening in Tassie at the moment.”
Massimo has collaborated with many Tasmanian businesses over the years including the Dark Mofo Winter Feast and more recently with Matt Adams from Timbre Kitchen for the Farmgate Festival.
Now based in Hobart, his next project on the cards involves creating a “destination foodie experience” with the help of his family.
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