Kiren Mainwaring began his cooking career in Wales, UK where his passion for local and wild produce began. His philosophy of using only fresh and organic produce is premiered throughout a degustation menu in his newest East Perth venture called Co-Op Dining, following the success of highly awarded Swan Valley restaurant, Dear Friends.
Co-Op Dining is a forum to promote Western Australian produce including indigenous, wild foraged foods, wines and beverages. The format we use for this is a degustation dining experience ever changing to the specific seasons. The focus is to provide an innovative dining experience with a view of promoting our great state. Our restaurant in its first year was awarded a star and number 84 in Australia from the esteemed publication the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2013/14, Two chef hats in the Australian Good Food Guide, a star in the West Australian Good Food Guide and best new restaurant by the Restaurant and Catering Industry Awards. We were also awarded a 17/20 score from The West Australian food writer Rob Broadfield, putting it among only a select number of restaurants in Western Australia. This was all awarded using only the great produce grown and reared in Western Australia!