Guest Presenters

Alessandro Pavoni

a'Mare at Crown Sydney & Ormeggio at the Spit

Much of the Italian food with which Sydney-siders are familiar either hails from southern Italy or consists of...

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Andy Evans

Spice Temple

Andy Evans started working as a kitchen hand after school at “a terrible Mexican restaurant - awful food...

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Christine Manfield

Indian Cooking Class

Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, a perfectionist inspired by complex...

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Danielle Alvarez


Danielle Alvarez is a force. Born to a food-loving Cuban family in Miami, the lure of the kitchen took her to...

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Elizabeth Hewson

Saturday Night Pasta

For Lizzie Hewson, food and cooking is a way to connect with the world – it’s what makes life worth...

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Giovanni Pilu

Pilu at Freshwater

Giovanni Pilu was born in Sardinia and arrived in Australia in 1992 full of enthusiasm and passion for the unique...

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Joel Bennetts

Formerly of The Fish Shop Bondi

One of Sydney’s most exciting young chefs, Joel Bennetts gained a cult following during his time at Fish...

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Joel Bickford

Shell House

Joel Bickford held the Head Chef position at Aria, Sydney, and was named Daily Telegraph’s Chef of the Year in...

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Lucio Galletto

Lucio's Italian Restaurant

Lucio Galletto grew up in a family of restaurateurs, his parents opening a small beachside kiosk in the...

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Lucy Tweed

Every Night of the Week

Lucy Tweed is the creator of Every Night of the Week, an Instagram account full of recipes for people who...

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Luke Bourke

National Indigenous Culinary Institute

Luke Bourke, sous chef at Rockpool Bar & Grill, is an alumnus of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute...

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Mark Best

Formerly of Marque

Mark Best started his working life as an electrician in the gold mines of Western Australia before starting his...

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Mark Jensen

Red Lantern

Mark Jensen came to cooking as a career later than most, at the age of 27. Tired of hairdressing, he decided to...

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Mark LaBrooy

Three Blue Ducks

Mark LaBrooy started his career in cooking in 1999, straight after high school, when he landed an apprenticeship...

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Michael Rantissi

Kepos Street Kitchen

Michael Rantissi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, where his earliest culinary education was in his mother’s...

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Mike Eggert


Mike Eggert grew up with a mother who was a florist and natural scientist; she taught him “everything about...

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Mike McEnearney

Kitchen by Mike

Mike McEnearney grew up in Sydney’s north-west in the 1970s, when Vegemite sandwiches and weekend roasts...

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Morgan McGlone

Belles Hot Chicken

Morgan McGlone is a third-generation chef who is, first and foremost, a food nerd. 

His favourite...

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Nelly Robinson


Nelly Robinson began his food career with an apprenticeship at the Michelin-starred English restaurant Northcote...

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O Tama Carey

Lankan Filling Station

O Tama Carey began her cooking career quite by accident after finding herself in a kitchen in London’s...

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Palisa Anderson

Chat Thai

Palisa Anderson is a part of a much larger whole that is her family business. Their first Chat Thai restaurant...

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Pasi Petanen

Café Paci

Finnish-born Pasi Petanen arrived in Australia in 1999.

He built his name working alongside Mark Best,...

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Paul Carmichael

Momofuku Seiobo

Paul Carmichael is from Barbados, where his first professional kitchen experience was at Sandy Lane...

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Rob Cockerill


Robert Cockerill is Head Chef of Bennelong restaurant in the Sydney Opera House.

Born in Sydney in...

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Sean Connolly

QT Hotel and Sean's Kitchen

Yorkshire born Sean Connolly is a creative, a businessman, and an affable geezer. A true visionary and...

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Tom Walton

More Fish, More Veg

Tom Walton is an accomplished, award-winning Chef and Entrepreneur with a passion for fitness and wellbeing. His...

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