Gathers trailblazing chefs from across the globe for a dynamic weekend of sharing inspirations, conversations and memory-making tastings.
7 – 8 March, The Langham Melbourne, sessions available as half day ($160), full day ($320) or weekend ticket ($595) – Introduction of half day ticketing option
Matt Abergel – Yardbird, Ronin & Sunday’s Grocery, Hong Kong
A Canadian leading the charge for honest, Japanese cuisine in Hong Kong, Matt Abergel visits Australia for the first time to bring the signature ingredient-driven dishes from his game-changing yakitori restaurant Yardbird
Jamie Bissonnette – Toro & Coppa, Boston & Toro, New York, USA
Ex-punk rocker and vegan turned nose-to-tail champion is well-known locally and nationally for his exceptional charcuterie and will present his fun and relaxed approach to Italian and Spanish flavours with a touch of funk and soul.
Jeremy Charles, Raymonds, Newfoundland, Canada
Deep in the wilds of Newfoundland, Jeremy Charles stakes his claim as the King of Canadian cuisine. With a terroir-driven menu based on ideas of foraging, hunting and subsistence farming, his Raymond’s Restaurant has become the new go-to destination for those seeking the authentic flavour of the Canadian landscape.
Lorenzo Cogo, El Coq, Vicenza, Italy
One of the youngest Italian chefs to gain a Michelin-star, Chef Cogo has worked his way up from the bottom with hard work and has capatilised on learning from many amazing chefs including a notable stint in Australia working with names such as Shannon Bennett, Mark Best and Tetsuya. He employs a unique culinary technique which he calls it “instinctive”, and prepares his dishes as no other chefs would, in a fresh and creative manner.
Ruth Rogers, River Café, London, UK
Ruth Rogers has a straightforward outlook on food: with the finest ingredients, even the simplest of dishes shine. It’s a philosophy that has brought acclaim to her River Café eatery – a London icon that’s been a training ground for a who’s who of British chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, April Bloomfield and Jamie Oliver.
Janice Wong – 2am: dessert bar, Singapore
Cutting-edge pastry maestro will share her emotive and sensory desserts that have earned her the awards for S.Pellegrino Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2012 and 2013.
Ryan Clift, Tippling Club, Singapore
Bill Granger, Bill’s, Sydney, Tokyo & London
Dan Hunter, Brae, Birregurra, Australia
Peter Kuruvita, Noosa Beach House, Noosa, Australia & Flying Fish, Fiji
Scott Pickett, Estelle Bar & Kitchen, Saint Crispin, Melbourne
Donato Toce, Messina, Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
Jock Zonfrillo, Orana & Street, Adelaide, Australia