The Seasonal Cook

Let the seasons guide your shopping and cooking

Join me on a journey of thinking beyond the one-off recipe and creating Good Simple Delicious meals which celebrate in-season ingredients, minimise wastage and build flavours.


Why cook seasonally?

Starting with the ingredient makes for a great cook.

Great restaurants around the world create their menus based on the seasonal produce available. (Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse restaurant in California was a trailblazer in this approach long before it became fashionable.) And you too can cook and eat like this at home!

But why cook (and eat) seasonally? What’s the big deal exactly? Here are five good reasons to let the seasons guide your shopping and cooking.

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Work With Me

While many of my fondest memories have been created as a chef in the kitchens of some of Australia’s best chefs and my own top restaurants, I’ve also been fortunate to work on a number of exciting projects outside the traditional hospitality environment.

I’ve edited cookbooks, judged produce awards, worked the markets, created food programs for major events, cooked at festivals, consulted to major retailers on food and beverage projects, and shared my recipes on TV and radio.

I’m always open to connecting on new opportunities and collaborations so please get in touch or read more about my areas of expertise.

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