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Detlef Haupt

Celebrity Chef

This experienced chef has worked all over the world and now regularly caters for some 5000 guests in his current role at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Detlef Haupt may not know how to turn water into wine, but he knows a thing or two about catering for the masses. As executive chef of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Haupt regularly turns Australian produce into exquisite meals for some 5000 guests. With a motto of “quality and quantity”, when planning his menus Haupt draws on his extensive experience in kitchens throughout Germany, Switzerland, Asia and the Middle East. In his current role, held since 1994 (with a brief stint working for the Sydney Olympics in between), Haupt faces challenges many chefs do not, but he maintains his cool by remembering that catering for 1000 guests should be no different than catering for 10.

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