Moran in February 2012
|Born||15 May 1969|
Matthew "Matt" Moran (born 15 May 1969) is an Australian chef also known for being a guest on various TV cooking shows.
Moran was raised on a dairy farm at Badgerys Creek, west of Sydney, before moving to the outer-western suburb of Seven Hills. At age 15 Moran left Grantham High School to start a career as a chef. While still at school he worked on weekends in the kitchen of the Parramatta RSL Club. He commenced his apprenticeship at La Belle Helene Restaurant, Roseville, on Sydney’s North Shore and it was here that Moran practiced the art of classical French cooking. Moran is married to criminal lawyer and novelist Sarah Hopkins, they have two children, Harry and Amelia.
In 1991 Moran, with a business partner Peter Sullivan, launched their first restaurant - The Paddington Inn Bistro. The successful partnership led them to open their second restaurant Moran’s Restaurant and Café in 1995 which was also well received on the food scene. Moran’s was awarded best new restaurant in the 1995 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. 
Moran is also well known as a celebrity chef on various TV cooking shows. The Chopping Block which began airing on the Nine Network on 6 February 2008. It was produced by Granada Productions and was hosted by Moran himself. Catriona Rowntree co-hosted the show with Moran in its first season. It ran for two series of 8 episodes each. In 2011, Moran also joined the 3rd season of MasterChef Australia as a judge.
Moran also hosts his own television program Paddock to Plate, which began its second season on The Lifestyle Channel on Foxtel on 3 September 2014. In April 2015, Moran and Maggie Beer were announced as the judges of the second season of The Great Australian Bake Off, which will begin airing on LifeStyle Food on 13 October.
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- Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery Retrieved 6 August 2015.
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- TV.com retrieved 21 June 2010
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- "Matt Moran cooks up MasterChef deal". ABC. 8 September 2010.
- Fiona Byrne; Alice Coster And Nicola Webber (8 September 2010). "Channel 10 wins fight for Matt Moran over 7". Herald and Weekly Times.
- "The Great Australian Bake Off: Maggie Beer & Matt Moran sign on as judges". Foxtel. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- Knox, David (13 July 2015). "Claire Hooper, Mel Buttle to host The Great Australian Bake Off". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
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