Chefs Christmas 2009



Curtis Stone

High profile Aussie chef, classically trained in London under Marco Pierre White, currently based in the US.

Justin North


New Zealand born, Justin North left home at 15 to pursue a career in cooking.

Danny Russo


Danny Russo specialises in modern Italian cuisine, drawing on his ancestral roots in Basilicata, Southern Italy yet unavoidably influenced by his Australian upbringing.

Elvis Abrahanowicz & Ben Milgate


Bodega Tapas Bar, Sydney

Frank Camorra

Frank Camorra is the chef and co-owner of MoVida restaurants.

Giovanni Pilu


Giovanni Pilu is passionate about authentic Italian cooking, particularly the unique flavours of his birthplace, Sardinia.

Jeremy & Jane Strode


Jeremy Strode arrived in Melbourne from London in 1992 and was head chef at The George Hotel, the Aldelphi and his own restaurant Pomme and finally Langtons. In 2002, he headed to Sydney to become chef director of MG Garage...

Jeremy Strode

Looking back English-born chef Jeremy Strode, finds it hard to believe he’s been cooking for more than 20 years.

Lauren Murdoch


Lauren Murdoch started her working life training to be a nurse, before deciding her calling was in a different nurturing profession: cooking.

Luke Mangan


Luke Mangan is widely regarded as one of Australia's top chefs and restaurateurs.

Luke Nguyen


Luke Nguyen’s family fled Vietnam as boat people in 1978. They spent several months at a refugee camp in Thailand where Luke was born, before migrating to Australia.

Maggie Beer

The reputation of Maggie’s products has being built on her own philosophy of using the best ingredients, in season without preservatives or fillers.

Opel Khan


Chef Opel Khan has managed several restaurants in Australia and has worked as a restaurant food consultant for many years.

Peter Evans


Chef, restaurateur, television presenter and fisherman Peter Evans is certainly a versatile man! Pete can be seen regularly on the rocks or the beach with a fishing rod in hand – his love of all things fish is reflected by his culinary prowess in the kitchen.

Raita Noda


Ocean Room, NSW

Skye Gyngell


Originally from Australia, Skye Gyngell worked at a number of Sydney’s culinary institutions, before flying to Paris to complete her formal training under Anne Willan at La Varenne.