While producers may argue it’s the rich, red volcanic soil that creates the prime quality meat, it’s hard to argue with a bloke who comes from a long line of local butchers and clutches a trophy for award-winning kabana.
Killarney dynamo Sue Hoffman is best known at picnic basket day for her world-beating steak burgers.
What you don’t see is the military precision of the burger production that creates the mini-masterpiece presented to each of her 2000 customers.
‘Super Sue’ lives on her picturesque 140-acre property in Killarney next to Browns Falls, in a lush garden that attracts more than 32 species of birds.
Her workdays are spent running the family’s Warwick Gardens Galore nursery, café and gift shop in Warwick, along with the neighbouring motel.
As Sue simultaneously greets customers, wraps gifts and co-ordinates kitchen staff she speaks of her passion for the Killarney region’s “good fresh clean food, full of flavour.”
“At the picnic basket day, I sell steak burgers and pulled pork rolls. I buy local produce and everything is cooked fresh on the day. I buy the steak from a local butcher in Warwick and I buy the pork from the Killarney butcher.” Sue said.
“Even the bread is locally produced and the applesauce is homemade.
“People love the fresh taste and it’s a decent size – like you’d expect to get in the country.”