Matt makes mark in Melbourne

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A former Barnsley College catering student is delighting diners Down Under with some fantastic flavours from Yorkshire.

Matt Wilkinson, who studied in the town in 1996 and 1997, is the joint owner of Pope Joan, a café, restaurant and bar in the lively East Brunswick area of Melbourne.

The 34-year-old was brought up in Silkstone and worked in London and Edinburgh after completing his studies before moving to Australia where his career gathered pace.


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