Guest Presenters

Aldo Ortado

MasterChef 2018

Aldo Ortado grew up near Naples, in southern Italy, where sharing food was the essence of daily life. Each day...

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Alessandro Pavoni

Ormeggio

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

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

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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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Hideo Dekura

Hideo Dekura, a Master Sushi Chef, has taught his popular Sushi & Sashimi workshops at Sydney Seafood School...

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Jesse McTavish

North Bondi Fish

Jesse McTavish grew up with a love of surfing and fishing and a deep respect for the ocean instilled in him from...

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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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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 Fox

sushi e

Michael Fox undertook his apprenticeship at Mount Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills, working his way through the...

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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 Bennie

P&V Merchants

Mike Bennie is a former lawyer who found the lure of the wine world more compelling than the legal one. Today,...

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Mike Eggert

Totti's

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

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

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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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Paul Carmichael

Momofuku Seiobo

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

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Ralph So

Chin Chin

Ralph So was born in Malaysia, where a passion for food is in everyone’s DNA. He says: “Food is a...

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Rob Cockerill

Bennelong

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

Born in Sydney in 1983,...

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Rob Kabboord

Quay

Rob Kabboord, chef de cuisine at Quay, hails from Amsterdam in The Netherlands. 

Rob spent several...

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Sam Kane

Bert's

Sam Kane is head chef of Bert’s, the Merivale brasserie at The Newport Arms, inspired by early 20th century...

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