Browsing: Chefs

Chef Duncan Welgemoed

Duncan Welgemoed’s plans to become an Egyptologist were thwarted when he was mugged and all…

Chef Mark Best

Mark took an irregular path to becoming a chef. Initially a gold mine electrician, he…

Chef Scott Huggins

With a passion for creating sophisticated dishes that taste natural and fresh, Melbourne-born Scott Huggins…

Benjamin Smith

Originally from Kent in the south east of England, Benjamin started his cooking career later…

Michael Harrison

In Michael Harrison’s heart, food has always been number one. Currently head chef at Pretty…

David Dellai

Born in Melbourne with Italian parentage, from the age of four David helped his mother…

Dan Pepperell

Dan was working as a dishwasher in Cronulla when he sent in a childhood photo…

Emma McCaskill

Emma’s almost 20-year career reads like an impeccable pedigree. Leaving her home city of Adelaide…

Alanna Sapwell

Clever and thoughtful are some of words used to described Alanna Sapwell’s cooking. Her emphasis…

Paul Turner of Lover

Paul Turner

Paul Turner started out his culinary journey with an apprenticeship at Donovans in St Kilda,…

Robin Wickens

Originally from Southampton on the South coast of England, Robin started his kitchen career as pot…

Peter Gunn, Ides Melbourne

Peter Gunn

Restaurant: IDES Melbourne Role: Chef & Owner Hats: 2 New Zealand born, two-hatted head chef,…

Benjamin Cooper

Restaurant: Chin ChinRole: Group Executive Chef of the Lucas GroupHats: 1 Benjamin originally imagined a…

Mo Zhou

Restaurant: BraeRole: Chef & OwnerHats: 3 Mo Zhou born in central China, moved to Australia at the…

Dan Hunter from Brae

Dan Hunter

Restaurant: Brae Role: Chef & Owner Hats: 3 Dan started his cooking career in 2000 in Melbourne,…

Mark LaBrooy

Restaurant: Three Blue Ducks Role: Chef & Co-Owner Hats: 1 (Three Blue Ducks – Bronte) Mark LaBrooy…

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Paul Carmichael

Restaurant: Momofuku Seiōbo Role: Executive Chef Hats: 3 Paul was born and raised on the tiny Island…

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Jesse McTavish

Jesse McTavish’s fascination with food and cooking started at a young age, leading him to…

Peter Gilmore

Restaurant: Quay Restaurant Sydney & Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House Role: Executive Chef Hats: 3 Peter…