Age: 42 Lives: TAS Signature dish: Spicy turkey burgers
Andrew is a qualified carpenter/joiner and aluminium fabricator (ship building); however, has worked in just about every field imaginable. He’s helped build huts, tracks, bridges etc in national parks, was once a ship’s carpenter on the tall ship “Bounty”, an assistant to geologists exploring for gold in North Qld, pizza delivery driver, woodwork teacher and more. He also operated his own architectural design and fabrication business for 12 years. These days he works for a large telecommunications company driving a computer desk.
A lover of the outdoors who is very family orientated, he enjoys inviting friends and family round for a cuppa or feed. Andrew designed and built his house and outdoor entertainment area which includes a wood fired oven. Whether it’s a BBQ, stir-fry or wood fired pizza, his guests enjoy a spectacular view and great food. His gourmet pizzas alone are, “seriously the best on the planet!” He hopes with the BBQ Challenge opportunity that he may get people excited about cooking great outdoor food.
I'm Australia's Best BBQ'er because: “I would really call myself more of a “bush cook”. My cooking skills have been developed over many years using the trial and error method and often in very difficult outdoor environments. My basic philosophy on food is, “If it tastes good, it is good.” The trial and error technique allows for greater experimentation and adventure into the unknown. Results are eventually great!”