Famous Australian Food Experts

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 1 Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne

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.

 2 Melissa Leong

Melissa Leong
Famous As: Co-host and judge of MasterChef Australia and Junior MasterChef Australia
Birthdate: March 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 3 John Torode

John Torode
Famous As: Celebrity chef
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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 4 Adriano Zumbo

Adriano Zumbo
Famous As: Chef
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.

 5 Gary Mehigan

Gary Mehigan
Famous As: Chef, Restaurateur
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.

 6 George Calombaris

George Calombaris
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne

 7 Poh Ling Yeow

Poh Ling Yeow
Famous As: Chef and Artist
Birthdate: August 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
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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 8 Silvia Colloca

Silvia Colloca
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Silvia Colloca is an Italian-Australian actress, cookbook author, opera singer, and TV cookery show personality.  An opera-trained mezzo-soprano, she worked in musical theater before becoming an actress. She later created her own TV cookery shows that earned her much international prominence. She also runs a successful YouTube channel in collaboration with Marion Grasby.  

 9 Sashi Cheliah

Sashi Cheliah
Famous As: Television Cook
Birthdate: June 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Singapore

 10 Shannon Bennett

Shannon Bennett
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: November 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria

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. 

 11 Larissa Takchi

Larissa Takchi
Famous As: MasterChef Australia 2019
Birthdate: 1997 AD
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 12 Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw
Famous As: Reality cooking competition winner
Birthdate: September 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia

 13 Diana Chan

Diana Chan
Famous As: Winner of MasterChef Australia for 2017
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia

 14 Justine Schofield

Justine Schofield
Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: October 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

 15 Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen
Famous As: Host of the television series, Luke Nguyen's Vietnam and Luke Nguyen's France
Birthdate: September 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thailand