Going loco for fine food train

A NEW lord of the locomotion is set to put the chicken stock back into the rolling stock as part of a new Bellarine Peninsula attraction.

Greg Egan has been appointed as The Q Train’s head chef with plans on track to open the railway-themed restaurant within months.

Mr Egan started with the new business last week, the latest chapter in a two decade-long career in the hospitality industry.

He started his apprenticeship as a 16-year-old, and since then has worked in the Barossa Valley, at Melbourne restaurant Ézard as well as the Brougham Arms Hotel in Bendigo.

The Bendigo stint resulted in a number of Golden Plate Awards, including best chef in the 2013 and 2014 regional awards. “It’s really exciting to be part of something like the Q Train which is starting from the ground up,” Mr Egan said. “The feedback already has been really positive.

People love the idea of going out for a quality meal while enjoying some scenic travel at the same time.”

Mr Egan said his menu will have a modern Australian theme with Asian influences as well as using produce sourced from the Geelong region. A date for the Q Train’s official opening is yet to be set but its owners say it will be operational ahead of the summer tourist season.

Going loco for fine food train

This article was originally published in the Geelong Advertiser August 23 2017 and was written by Alex Sinnott