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Why are so many Australians working in American coffee?

By Tim Forster  The success of Aussie cafes might be more about the people than the flat whites and avocado toast. Australia has given the world so much: Nicole Kidman, the Hemsworth brothers, flat whites, and (some say) avocado toast. At least two of these imports made Australian coffee shops a slow-burn trend of the 2010s [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Australian Chefs, Popular Culture|0 Comments

What are the challenges of running a restaurant?

By Jeremy Ryland @expertgourmand As a passionate foodie and a restaurant reviewer, the second most frequent question I am asked is “why don’t you open a restaurant?”. The first question is “what is your favourite restaurant?”. Now I know a lot about the restaurant business. I have over 25 years of experience in food service [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Australian Chefs, Popular Culture|0 Comments

Jock Zonfrillo wins Basque Culinary World Prize 2018

The Scottish chef is undertaking the task of preserving the memory of native peoples of Australia through their food. Zonfrillo has dedicated the last 17 years to discovering and defending this Aborigine culture, excluded from the national culinary identity. During this time, he has visited hundreds of remote communities and documented the gastronomic riches that [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Marco Pierre White at Oxford Union

Marco Pierre White, the "Godfather of Modern Cuisine”, addresses the Oxford Union in a compelling interview that recounts all the highs and lows of both his childhood and celebrated career. Fortunately, modern kitchens in Australia are moving away from the battleground style conditions that forged his indomitable character, but nonetheless, the foundations of what it [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Local hospitality apprentices wanted

Would-be hospitality workers can receive 5-star training in the region’s top hotels for free after the State Government scrapped TAFE fees for 100,000 apprentices, saving students about $2,000 per course in order to combat the national trades drought.Escarpment Group of hotels will contribute to the training investment, to be facilitated by the Skilling Australia Fund [...]

By | June 26th, 2018|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef Alex Atala

Alex Atala is a Brazilian chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. Atala is one of the brightest stars of the culinary world. His restaurant D.O.M. in Sao Paulo has two Michelin stars and is currently rated 16th in the coveted ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list. In 2013, he was on the cover of the Time [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef Rick Stein

Rick Stein OBE is an English chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television presenter. He has written over 20 cookery books, an autobiography and made over 30 TV programmes including 12 cookery series. Rick has a passion for fresh seafood. In the 1990’s he became well known for his television series and cookbooks on his [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef Josh Niland

Talented young Chef Josh Niland owns Saint Peter, an acclaimed seafood restaurant in Sydney’s cosmopolitan Paddington. He has been pushing the boundaries of seafood cooking with a nose-to-tail philosophy using uncommon species. Sharing his approach to cooking as a chef and restaurateur, Niland chats with Carolina Holzmeister about our produce, the restaurant scene in [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|The Word in the Kitchen|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef Damian Heads

Damian Heads, Head Chef and owner of award-winning Woodland Kitchen & Bar in Sydney, talks with Carolina Holzmeister about our produce, national dishes, immigration and the future of Australian cuisine. "Because of our export situation, a lot of ingredients that we were able to get in the past 10 years we can’t afford anymore. That’s [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Australian Chefs|0 Comments

Q&A with Chef Russell Blaikie

Acclaimed Perth chef and restaurateur Russell Blaikie at award-winning restaurant Must Winebar talks with Carolina Holzmeister about his favourite ingredients and producers in Western Australia, and the evolution and future of Australian cuisine. "We moved from a heavier cuisine to something that is light and fresh and produce-driven. I think that’s where the change [...]