• Clayton Donovan Jaaning Tree
  • Hand Sourced Bushfoods
  • Local produce
  • Fine Dinning

Contemporary cuisine by Clayton Donovan

Clayton Donovan, Australia's only hatted indigenous chef, star of Wild Kitchen currently showing on ABC, enjoys sourcing plants from the bush foraging for amazing native ingredients.

Welcome to the Jaaning Tree

We have been enjoying the new stage of our Jaaning tree business and we also hope that  you have enjoyed our ‘Wild Kitchen’ television series with ABC.

We have had many pop up restaurants and long lunches along the coast and further afield! To keep upto date with where we are next follow us on facebook.

We ceased trading from our permanent restaurant in Nambucca Heads in February 2014 after over five wonderful years of business. Now we are bringing our passion for native foods and local produce to a wider audience.

Indigenous food can be described in many different ways such as bush tucker,native food, Aboriginal, but chef Clayton Donovan prefers to look at it as using native ingredients with the foods that everyone eats. When he was just four years old Clayton would go foraging with his Aunty Jess around their home in the Nambucca Valley passing on knowledge that had been shared through generations of indigenous people. Meanwhile at home his mum would be trying out new recipes from Europe and it was this fusion of flavours that left an indelible mark on him which would one day define his career as a celebrated chef and champion of bush foods.

You can follow us on facebook at Jaaning tree restaurant or on twitter @jaaningtree@clayton_donovan to keep up to date with all our activity !

Latest News

Lunch at Fins Sept 13th

Our next pop up will be at Fins restaurant with super chef Snowy! Steven and Clayton have created a native food and seafood menu. For more details contact p. +612 66744 833    e. dining@fins.com.au 

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Travelling the country!

We have been out and about a lot over the last two months including a pop up at the Qantus lounge in Adelaide, cooking demonstrations at the mines in Perth, the ATE conference in Melbourne, feeding staff at Qantus for Naidoc in Sydney and cooking demonstrations in Hyde park! Its been great to see how [...]

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Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2015

Clayton will be at the Saltwater Freshwater Festival on Australia day at the Botanic Gardens in Coffs Harbour at 3 pm learn all about the edible native plants that surround you and how to cook them at this fabulous day out.

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Next pop up in Byron Bay.

The Wild One Hundred Dinner #Popup with Super chef Sarah Swan & myself 17th & 18th October @100miletable in Byron Bay – there are limited seats, for bookings 0266809814 0R food@100miletable.com , info@samplensw.com

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