Food lovers rejoice, celebrity chef Massimo Mele has joined with Eat Well Tasmania to launch a new way for Tasmanians to support their local eateries.
Tasmanian cafes and restaurants will be featured on the Eat Well Tasmania app We Eat Local from Monday.
The addition of 50 eateries to the app will lend a helping hand to the heavily impacted Tasmanian hospitality sector while allowing people to buy Tasmanian food, made from Tasmanian-sourced produce.
Chef Massimo Mele said Tasmanians should support local businesses that make the effort to source Tasmanian produce.
“Supporting Tasmanian producers and sourcing local produce is about the relationships – these are people I know, trust and respect,” he said.
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Eat Well Tasmania’s campaign coordinator Libby McKay said the app was all about supporting the hospitality sector beyond the pandemic.
“Including cafes and restaurants means Tasmanians can now use the app to buy prepared meals from eateries which use local produce, as well as fresh Tasmanian food to cook meals at home,” she said.
“By sourcing their food through this app, consumers can be confident that they’re supporting Tasmanian farmers as well as jobs in cafes and restaurants during this pandemic.”
Ms McKay said the app had over 7000 downloads since its launch in April. Originally, the app listed the Tasmanian businesses that were offering home delivery, click and collect services and in-store shopping. This has now been expanded to encompass eateries.
The app includes the details of the Tasmanian producers that the cafes and restaurants use so consumers can see where the products are sourced from.