Age: 35 Lives: NSW Signature dish: Old fashioned Aussie burgers
Gabrielle has been a Sydney girl all her life. She has a brother who is hilarious, and a wonderful mother who taught her everything she knows, including cooking. Married for eight years, and now divorced with a smashing new boyfriend who loves her cooking. Gabrielle has always been on the creative side; she now paints abstract art and pines to be in a musical – “I love singing and generally being a ham!” She is well travelled and still keen to see so much more of the world. Her late father was her hero. He was in the air force in WWII and marched in every Anzac Day march until the day he died, which was the day before Anzac Day. She is a huge Monty Python fan and would give her first born to meet David Attenborough.
I'm Australia's Best BBQ'er because: “I was brought up at family BBQ’s! Since I was a young girl my parents seemed to constantly be at a BBQ or having BBQ’s or talking about what they should cook at the BBQ. It’s in my veins. I bleed BBQ sauce. When I bought my first house, I got a BBQ before even buying a sofa or dining table! It was my mission to take BBQ’ing beyond an over cooked steak, some under cooked potatoes and five seared sausages! I bought every BBQ recipe book and watched every cooking show I could. Now I am a BBQ master… or mistress I should say. Cooking and BBQ’ing should be fun, so I always have a few beers while doing so. If you happen to burn the food, you’ll be too tanked to care! Fair dinkum.”