"Don’t just cook to live - live to cook.” - Curtis Stone
Curtis Stone is a chef, author and media personality. His philosophy is to cook as Mother Nature intended—using local, seasonal and organic ingredients, keeping recipes simple and allowing the food to speak for itself.
In March 2012, Curtis headlined Bravo’s biggest show to date – the bold new culinary-adventure series Around the World in 80 Plates, which followed 12 chefs across 10 countries in 44 days.
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Head Chef/Owner of La Luna
Adrian Richardson is owner and head chef at the successful and bustling La Luna in North Carlton where he has been serving up clean, fresh and innovative food since 1999.
He has shared his passion through his acclaimed book MEAT published by Hardie Grant which was nominated for the best designed cookbook at the Australian Publishers Association Design Awards for 2008 and was included in Melbourne's Herald Sun “Best Books of 2008” feature. MEAT was given a face-lift and re-released in September 2009 and Adrian’s second book, The Good Life, was launched in August 2011.
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Chef/Owner of Grossi Restaurants www.grossi.com.au
“Once you get involved with food, your mind never really switches off it” - Guy Grossi
Guy Grossi is a leading Australian chef, presenter and media personality. He is the owner and head chef of Grossi Restaurants including esteemed international and Australian restaurants: Melbourne’s iconic Grossi Florentino, the colourful Mirka Continental Bistro in St Kilda, Grossi Trattoria in Bangkok and Merchant Osteria Veneta located at the Rialto Towers on the ‘New York end’ of Collins Street, Melbourne.
His dedication to ‘la cucina Italiana’ has awarded Guy many accolades, including an award from the Prime Minister of Italy and in August 2011 Guy received a Melbourne Award to recognise his dedication to raise the profile of Melbourne throughout Australia and abroad.
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