Matt Moran

Chef, Award-Winning Contemporary Australian Menus @ Aria

With over 30 stellar years in the food industry behind him, a plethora of awards to his name, a handful of best-selling cookbooks under his belt, and the tour de force behind some of Australia’s most celebrated dining establishments; it’s safe to say that Matt Moran is an Australian food icon.


At the heart of every one of Matt’s endeavours lies a passion for fresh, seasonal produce. This philosophy is showcased in his award-winning contemporary Australian menus that emphasise seasonal ingredients, balanced flavours and premium-quality produce. Matt is a fourth generation farmer and a pioneer in Australia of the ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy. He firmly believes in the importance of consumers being connected to the source of their food.  


Matt is joint owner of Solotel, one of the longest-running and most diverse hospitality groups in Australia (over 30 venues in the portfolio). His restaurants include Aria Sydney & Brisbane, Chiswick, North Bondi Fish, Chiswick at the Gallery, Paddo Inn Bar & Grill and Chophouse, to name just a few. His business continues to expand with the newly opened Barangaroo House on Sydney’s foreshore.