Chef Orl Bone shows a piece of organic beef being added to the menu at the Frenchville Club.
Chef Orl Bone shows a piece of organic beef being added to the menu at the Frenchville Club. Allan Reinikka

Club makes bid for organic meat

A ROCKHAMPTON sports club is negotiating to become the first in Central Queensland to include organic meat on its menu.

Frenchville Sports Club manager Danny Finch has been approached by local meat supplier Branded Meat Warehouse (BMW) and beef producer Tartrus Brahmans, of Marlborough, with the idea of serving purely organic meat.

The good health factor attracted Mr Finch to the proposal for the bistro’s new menu to be launched in early March.

Organic agriculture is recognised as farming without the addition of chemicals. Tartrus’s organic beef is certified as complying with the required farming system

“To our knowledge we will be the only club in the area to feature organic meat,” Mr Finch said.

Executive chef Orl Bone said in addition to being organic, the meat would be locally supplied through Tartrus.

He said that meat used in his menu had been supplied previously from various Australian sources.

Mr Bone, who has been executive chef at the club for 12 months, started looking for healthier choices for the bistro menu and it was during a conversation with BMW that the healthy alternative of organic meat was suggested.

A spokesman for Tartrus Brahmans confirmed they were currently in negotiations with the club.

Tartrus organic beef was launched at Beef Week in Rockhampton during May last year.



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