Age: 24 Lives: NSW Signature dish: Zesty salmon with potato rosti and asparagus
Hayley is a bright, bubbly food fanatic, who grew up in a family of food fanatics. Her grandfather was a butcher and her parents owned restaurants, sparking a love of food in her from as early as she can remember. When Hayley was three, her parents had to put an octopus strap on the fridge to try and stop her from getting creative without parental supervision. At age six she shocked the head waiter at an up-market restaurant by declaring that smoked salmon cannot be served without capers. And now, at 24, she spends her days making heavenly cakes, baking and decorating sweet creations, from a 3D character cake to a multi-tiered wedding cake. When at home Hayley unwinds by creating great BBQ meals for her partner (and often many friends). Her friends are always raving about her cooking skills and food knowledge, and if they’re not over for dinner they are usually calling to ask for cooking tips and delicious recipes.
I’m Australia’s best BBQ’er because: “BBQ’ing has always been my passion and now that I live in a tiny unit it has become a necessity as I can entertain more people, cook at higher temperatures and don’t have to worry about smoking the house out. I love to BBQ for all social gatherings – large or small, even Christmas. Everything tastes better BBQ’d.”