Anna Gare is considered one of Australia's most loved female celebrity cooks, Anna has won the hearts of many people while hosting and cooking on prime-time television shows such as Junior Masterchef (Network Ten), The Great Australian Bake off (Network nine), The Best in Australia and Quickies in my Kitchen which, featured Anna preparing quick, easy recipes while chatting with high-profile guests. Anna is passionate about inspiring people to cook and enjoy healthy homemade meals.
Ben O'Donoghue is one of Australia's original and most loved celebrity chefs, who has enjoyed two decades of success in the forefront of his professions as a chef, television presenter, author, columnist and brand ambassador. The combination of his larrikin sense of humour with his high-end culinary expertise and a passion for sharing what he knows about food, cooking and having a great time, has ensured that Ben continues to be one of Australia's most popular celebrity chefs.
Executive Chef of The European Group venues, Ian Curley must be one of the busiest chefs in Melbourne. With ten venues, 12 kitchens and multiple menus to oversee, his work is never complete. Ian's food is generous and unpretentious, focusing on the quality of the produce, keeping it simple and fresh and taking advantage of the seasonality of produce to create lively and interesting dishes without giving into trends. He loves the idea of feeding the industry and giving back to it. Ian is well known through regular appearances on television including Master Chef Australia.
For three decades, Lisa Wilkinson has blazed an unprecedented trail through the Australian media landscape, initially in publishing, then on radio and now on television and online. In every forum she has achieved extraordinary success and earned widespread respect. As co-host of the Nine Network's Today Show for more than nine years, and in August 2015 adding the role of Editor-At-Large of The Huffington Post Australia, Lisa Wilkinson is truly in a field of her own. In the 2016 Australia Day Honours, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist and presenter and to a range of youth and women's health groups.
After years of perfecting his culinary skills in Italy, Tobie moved to London and worked at the River Cafe alongside Jamie Oliver. Tobie returned to Melbourne to set up the restaurant, Termini, which won 'Best Italian Restaurant 2002' at the Young Australian Achiever Awards. Jamie invited him to return to the UK to become Head Chef of the first Fifteen Restaurant, a social enterprise to teach under-privileged youths to become chefs. He moved back to Melbourne in 2005 and established Australia's own Fifteen Restaurant. A favourite on cooking shows, Tobie also writes for leading Australian food magazines and has released a number of best-selling cookbooks. Tobie also has a Youtube channel on Jamie Oliver's Food Tube network.
Jamie's Ministry of Food quarterly newsletter provides updates, recipes and all things food related.