Celebrity Chef Simon Bryant

Celebrity Chef

Simon Bryant’s most recent appearance on television was as a regular chef (and regular winner) on ABC TV’s Beat the Chef.

As Executive Chef at The Hilton Adelaide, Simon Bryant has tempted the taste buds of many a famous face and ensures the hotel’s large commercial kitchen runs to schedule as it caters for 6000 meals a week. Coordinating a brigade of 34 chefs, two restaurants and a conferencing floor, Simon describes his job as being a bit like that of an air traffic controller. However, being a professional chef was not in his original plans. After completing a motor mechanics apprenticeship Simon undertook a Bachelor of Economics at Adelaide University. In 1987 he transferred to Melbourne University and while studying worked as a bicycle courier, dishwasher, barman and eventually cook at the University student cafeteria. From there an enduring interest in career cooking began.

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