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Chefs Christmas



Anna Gare

Anna Gare’s passion for cooking began when she could reach the top of the kitchen bench.

Mark Olive

Mark Olive (aka the “Black Olive”) has been a chef for over 25 years - he became interested in cooking as a child, watching his mother and aunts.

Neil Perry

Neil Perry is one of Australia’s leading and most influential chefs. He has managed several quality restaurants in Sydney and today concentrates on his flagship brands, Rockpool Restaurant and Rockpool Consulting.

Tobie Puttock

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Puttock trained at Box Hill Institute of TAFE, his love affair with Italian food began when he was 18 working in Melbourne's acclaimed Caffe e Cucina.

Will Studd

With more than three decades of experience he has done much to expand the horizons of the local industry, in a role that has included the distribution and retailing of fine cheese, media commentator, and successful author.

Ben O'Donoghue

Aussie-born chef Ben O'Donoghue started his career working in several award-winning restaurants in Australia before moving to London and The River Cafe.

Darren Simpson

Charismatic, charming, and more than a little bit cheeky

Gio Buscemi

Gio is the head bartender at chic Italian eatery Lo Studio.

Guillaume Brahimi

Beneath the sails of the Opera House a French man is conducting his own show each night.

John Lanzafame

John Lanzafame was former executive chef for Hugo’s Management, working primarily in Kings Cross at Hugo’s Lounge and Hugo’s Bar Pizza.

Will Studd

Will Studd has been at the forefront of specialist cheese in Australia for the past two decades.