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Young George – a zero-waste, root to shoot, dining experience.

Our State on a Plate focuses on quality WA produce and how it is sourced, cooked and served in local eateries around WA.

In partnership with Our State on a Plate, we hit the road to meet some of our business customers and primary producers to learn more about our homegrown goodness and how best to enjoy it.

Supporting local talent and entrepreneurial spirit

We’re all keen to support local talent, especially when food is involved. Even more so, when local people have the entrepreneurial spirit to start their own business and flourish through their passion for their work.

Melissa Palinkas has been whipping up delicious dishes for years with a zero-waste food philosophy. We have caught up with Melissa a few times to learn more about her passion for cooking and for a few recipes she loves to cook, using almost all of the ingredients, root to shoot!

Try Melissa’s pork and plum pairing, saltbush pork tenderloin with mandarin glaze and multigrain fried rice or her Tuscan ribollita.

Whether it’s in the Perth metro area or across regional WA – there’s never been a better chance to get behind the local businesses who also call WA home.

Young George

Young George broke new boundaries when it implemented a harsh stand on waste by using every part of every ingredient. Stuart chats to head chef Melissa Palinkas about the great work Young George is doing.

In Fremantle, you’re spoilt for choice for great restaurants and great food, but if there’s one place you should definitely stop off at: Young George.

Melissa has definitely found her niche at Young George, with her inventive and sustainable menus.

Fun fact!

One of Melissa’s favourite ingredients is the Shiitake mushroom. She uses every part of these locally sourced fungi in her delicious dish of buttermilk Wagin chicken with potato cream, shiitake mushrooms and chicken gravy!

Did you know!

You can use mushroom stalks and dehydrate them to create a mushroom seasoning?

While most chefs at home and in the kitchen will put the seconds in the bin, Melissa finds unique ways to use the seconds, creating a zero-waste space!

Young George is a huge ambassador of fresh, local, and seasonal produce giving you the best of the West.

The team at Young George opt to cook with gas because you can control the temperature and it highlights the flavour profiles of their ingredients.

Fresh, local produce, and zero waste: a winning combination! Check out Young George at

The local name in gas and in your kitchen

For more kitchen inspiration and tips and tricks on using gas, check out our Kleenheat Kitchen recipes.

Kleenheat continues to support the energy needs of local homes and businesses across WA and the Northern Territory. Learn a little more about our local people and the local businesses we work with.

Value that flows through your household and community

Everyone enjoys value for money. We focus on providing value for our customers and our local community.

Enjoy a variety of offers and rewards that come with sponsoring the local events you love. Plus, our Community Grants program supports local groups and organisations doing great things in communities across the Northern Territory and regional Western Australia.

Choose homegrown, choose Kleenheat

Kleenheat knows the value of homegrown goodness – after all, we’ve been supporting the needs of local households and businesses for more than 60 years.

We believe there’s value in choosing local, so if you’re not a Kleenheat customer choose local today and let life flow.

Looking for big-value energy? Let’s talk business.

Kleenheat delivers safe and reliable natural gas, LPG, and electricity to thousands of WA businesses across WA and the Northern Territory, tailoring energy solutions to suit specific needs and budgets. Find out how our business can work with your business.

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