MFWF Event Preview: Langham Melbourne MasterClass

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Langham Melbourne MasterClass


The Detail:

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

The Talent:

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.

Full line-up:

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


Sat 7 Mar – Sun 8 March –  various times – download full timetable here


Langham Hotel Melbourne

How Much

Half day ($160), full day ($320) or weekend ticket ($595)



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