Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Store at Willow Court to open on June 17

Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Store at Willow Court to open on June 17

SHAUN McMANUS, Mercury
Pictures: Matt Thompson

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THE highly-anticipated Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Store at Willow Court finally has an opening date — June 17.

Rodney Dunn, who owns the Agrarian Kitchen with his wife Severine Demanet, is excited for his latest venture to open to the public next Saturday.

He is experiencing mixed emotions about the opening of the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Store, which will complement his cooking school at Lachlan.

“I go through two emotions — one week it’s nervous, and one week it’s excited,” Mr Dunn said.


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There was still “quite a bit” of work to be done between now and next Saturday, he said.

“Just in terms of getting settled in, and getting everything in its right place, and just getting the whole team up to speed with procedures and training, and making sure that everyone knows what they need to do and how they need to do it,” he said.

However, Mr Dunn is confident everything is on track at last. The initial opening date had been set for March.

He said he was grateful for the support he had received to help make the opening a reality.

“We received grant funding of $130,000 from the Australian and Tasmanian governments through the Tasmania Jobs and Investment Fund,” he said.

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