Famous Australian Food Experts

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Curtis Stone
(Australian Celebrity Chef, Author and Television Personality)
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Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Curtis Stone is an Australian celebrity chef, TV personality, and author. One of the proteges of Marco Pierre White, Curtis Stone is best known for appearing in several popular cooking shows, including Saturday Kitchen, Take Home Chef, and MasterChef Australia. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Stone works closely with a domestic hunger-relief charity called Feeding America.

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John Torode
(Australian-British Celebrity Chef and TV Presenter Known for His Show ‘MasterChef’ on BBC One)
John Torode
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Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur John Torode initially worked at the U.K.-based Conran Group's restaurants. He is also known for his appearances on shows such as This Morning and the revival of MasterChef in 2005. He owned the Luxe and Smiths of Smithfield and has also authored several cookbooks.
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Adriano Zumbo
(Chef)
Adriano Zumbo
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Birthdate: November 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia

Adriano Zumbo is an Australian television presenter and pastry chef. He is known for appearing as a guest on the TV show MasterChef Australia. He also hosts his own baking competition show Zumbo's Just Desserts and appears as a judge on Netflix's baking reality television series Sugar Rush. Thanks to his popularity, Zumbo has garnered several nicknames including Sweet Assassin.

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 4 
George Calombaris
(Australian Chef and Restaurateur Who was One of the Judges of 'Masterchef Australia' From 2009 to 2019)
George Calombaris
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Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Poh Ling Yeow
(Chef & Actress Known for Hosting Her Own Cooking Series on ABC Entitled 'Poh’s Kitchen')
Poh Ling Yeow
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Poh Ling Yeow is a Malaysian-born Australian television presenter, cook, author, actress, and artist who lives and works in Adelaide. A popular figure, Yeow has appeared in several films and popular TV shows like MasterChef Australia. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Poh Ling Yeow donated her artwork to benefit Flinders Medical Centre in 2003.

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Gary Mehigan
(English-Australian Chef and Restaurateur)
Gary Mehigan
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Birthdate: February 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hayling Island, Hampshire, England

Born in England, Gary Mehigan, celebrated chef and restaurateur, received his initial training in prominent London hotels before moving to Melbourne, Australia. After heading several well-known restaurants there, he opened his own establishment and currently co-owns The Boathouse, located in Moonee Ponds. Concurrently, he can also be seen on televisions productions like MasterChef Australia and Far Flung with Gary Mehigan.

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Shannon Bennett
(Australian Celebrity Chef and Head Chef of Restaurant 'Vue de Monde' )
Shannon Bennett
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Birthdate: November 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Shannon Bennett is an Australian chef and author. He is the head chef of restaurant Vue de monde at Melbourne's Rialto Tower and also owns and operates several other hospitality venues in Melbourne. On several occasions, he has appeared as a guest judge on the popular cooking show MasterChef Australia. He is the author of several books as well. 

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Sarah Todd
(Chef Who Appeared on MasterChef Australia 2014)
Sarah Todd
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Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mackay, Australia
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Melissa Leong
(Australian TV Host, Radio Broadcaster, Freelance Food Writer, Cookbook Editor, Critic, and Marketer)
Melissa Leong
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Birthdate: March 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Graham Kerr
(Chef Known for His Television Cooking Show ‘The Galloping Gourmet')
Graham Kerr
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Birthdate: January 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
 11 
Emelia Jackson
(Australian Cake Designer and TV Personality)
Emelia Jackson
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Birthdate: November 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 12 
Andy Allen
(Australian Chef)
Andy Allen
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Birthdate: April 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maitland, Australia
 13 
Pete Evans
(Australian Chef)
Pete Evans
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Birthdate: February 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 14 
Maggie Beer
(Australian Chef, Food Author, Restaurateur)
Maggie Beer
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Birthdate: January 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Julie Goodwin
(Australian Cook, Author, Radio and Television Presenter Known for Winning Inaugural Season of 'Masterchef Australia' in 2009)
Julie Goodwin
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

While she initially pursued a degree in education, Julie Goodwin later quit and focused on youth work. The celebrity chef later won the first season of Masterchef Australia and has since penned cookbooks too. She is also a columnist and a singer, and has had her own cooking show, Home Cooked!

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Buddha Lo
(Chef as First Two-time Winner of the American Top Chef)
Buddha Lo
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Birthdate: August 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Douglas
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Colin Fassnidge
(Australian Television Chef as Judge on My Kitchen Rules Since 2013)
Colin Fassnidge
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Birthdate: July 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Sashi Cheliah
(Australian Cook and Restaurateur )
Sashi Cheliah
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Birthdate: June 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Adam Liaw
(Malaysian-born Australian Television Presenter, Cook, and Author)
Adam Liaw
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Birthdate: September 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
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Elena Duggan
(Australian Cook)
Elena Duggan
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Birthdate: June 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cooroy, Australia
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Lennox Hastie
(Aussie Chef)
Lennox Hastie
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Birthplace: England
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Simon Bryant
(Chef Being Featured on the ABC program The Cook and the Chef)
Simon Bryant
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Birthdate: February 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England
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Justine Schofield
(Australian Cook, TV Presenter, and Author)
Justine Schofield
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Birthdate: October 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mike Reid
(Chef as Co-host of My Market Kitchen and Ten Minute Kitchen)
Mike Reid
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Birthdate: August 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
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Brent Owens
(Australian Cook)
Brent Owens
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Birthdate: August 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Donna Hay
(Food Stylist, Author)
Donna Hay
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Birthdate: January 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Kate Bracks
(Chef as Winner of the 3rd Series of MasterChef Australia)
Kate Bracks
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Larissa Takchi
(Australian Cook and TV Personality)
Larissa Takchi
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Birthdate: 1997 AD
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Matt Moran
(Australian Chef and Restaurateur)
Matt Moran
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Birthdate: May 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tamworth, Australia
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Diana Chan
(Australian Cook and TV Personality)
Diana Chan
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Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia
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Hayden Quinn
(Chef Who Appeared on Series 3 of MasterChef Australia)
Hayden Quinn
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Birthdate: September 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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David Thompson
(Chef Expertise in Thai Cuisine)
David Thompson
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Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Kylie Kwong
(Australian Chef and Restaurateur)
Kylie Kwong
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Birthdate: October 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Miguel Maestre
(Australian Chef, Restaurateur and Television Presenter)
Miguel Maestre
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Birthdate: November 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain
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Rochelle Adonis
(Pastry chef)
Rochelle Adonis
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Birthdate: April 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Peter Gilmore
(Executive Chef of Quay)
Peter Gilmore
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Birthdate: May 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Matthew Hopcraft
(Chef Being Selected in the Top 24 Contestants in MasterChef Australia 2015)
Matthew Hopcraft
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Australia
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Paul West
(Chef Whose Notable TV Work is River Cottage Australia)
Paul West
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Birthdate: January 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Murrurundi, Australia
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Bill Granger
(Australian Chef and Restaurateur)
Bill Granger
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Birthdate: August 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Emma Dean
(Australian Chef and Television Presenter)
Emma Dean
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Birthdate: October 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bendigo, Australia
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Peter Russell-Clarke
(Chef Who Hosted a Five-minute Television Show 'Come and Get It')
Peter Russell-Clarke
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Birthdate: September 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia
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Peter Kuruvita
(Australian Chef, Restaurateur)
Peter Kuruvita
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Birthdate: 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
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Iain Hewitson
(Australian TV Presenter Involvement With Network Ten)
Iain Hewitson
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Birthdate: October 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ōtaki, New Zealand
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Somer Sivrioğlu
(Turkish Chef and Restaurateur)
Somer Sivrioğlu
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Birthdate: May 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Adrian Richardson
(Chef Who Hosted the Show 'Good Chef Bad Chef ')
Adrian Richardson
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Birthplace: Australia
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Mark Olive
(Aboriginal Australian chef)
Mark Olive
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Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Wollongong, Australia
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Luke Nguyen
(Vietnamese-Australian Restaurateur and Chef)
Luke Nguyen
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Birthdate: September 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thailand
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Guillaume Brahimi
(Australian Chef)
Guillaume Brahimi
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Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Darren Purchese
(Pastry Chef and Author)
Darren Purchese
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Birthdate: February 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England
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Ben ODonoghue
(Chef)
Ben ODonoghue
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Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England, UK