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Meet Joseph Vargetto

Joseph Vargetto, is a leading Victorian chef and owner of Mister Bianco in the leafy eastern suburb of Kew.

Meet Matt Binney

Sous Chef at Locale at De Bortoli Wines Yarra Valley Estate. Matt has been involved with the hospitality industry for over 10 years. After growing up on the Sunshine Coast, he completed his apprenticeship in 2006. In 2007, then took the opportunity to spend a winter at Falls Creek, Victoria and ...

Meet Justin Wise from The Point

Nerida catches up for a chat with Justin Wise, from The Point in Albert Park to talk about how he got into food, and what inspires him.

Meet Colin Hazama

Born and raised in Hawaii, local-boy Colin Hazama has worked his way through a variety of kitchens throughout the islands to become the senior executive sous chef at the Sheraton Waikiki.  As senior executive sous chef, Hazama oversees the food preparations of all the Sheraton Waikiki’s banquet ...

Meet Adam Mead from Locale

Adam's joins Locale with a strong background in Italian cooking which fits in beautifully with the De Bortoli family’s philosophy of delicious food shared with good friends and of course, good wine.

Meet Justin North

  Justin North is no stranger to awards. He was named GQ Chef of the Year in 2010, and Bécasse, his previous restaurant, had held onto its two coveted Chef’s Hats from 2003 – 2011. He was also named Best European Restaurant in Australia in 2009.  Justin was awarded Chef of the ...

Meet Martin Horsley

Born in 1962 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Martin's interest in cooking started when, at the young age of 19, he got his first job in the kitchen at the prestigious Glen Eagles Hotel in Scotland. Martin continued to develop his knowledge and techniques by working in range of five star hotels in ...

Meet Adam D’Sylva

It’s no accident that Adam D’Sylva has become one of the most talked-about chefs in town. As part-owner and head chef of Coda, Melbourne’s hottest bar and restaurant, Adam has built himself an enviable culinary reputation. Growing up in a mixed Indian/Italian family, his mother was a major ...

Meet Jason Camillo from Collins Kitchen

Executive Chef, Jason Camillo, has been at the helm of Collins Kitchen since its inception in 2008 and hails from the hallowed Barossa Valley – one of Australia’s best known food regions. A clear passion for regional produce is evident from the procession of finessed rustic ...

Meet Ian Curley

British born, long time Australian resident, Ian Curley is the quintessential classical chef. Maintaining a traditional approach to cooking, Ian has seen food trends come and go, but his philosophy remains the same, ‘Keep it honest and flavorsome – it’s as simple as that.’ When Ian ...