In the kitchen with Lauren Eldridge


Josephine Pignolet Award recipient and rising star of Sydney’s dining scene, Lauren Eldridge has joined Pei Modern Sydney as Head Pastry Chef, working alongside Executive Chef Mark Best and Head Chef Joachim Borenius. Fresh from the kitchen of World’s Best Restaurant, Osteria Francescana in Italy, Lauren brings her signature style to Pei Modern, introducing bright, contemporary and visually impactful desserts which celebrate seasonal produce and unconventional flavour pairings.

She's the Queen of Sweets and we can't wait for you to know her better!

Today, we’re in the kitchen with... Lauren Eldridge from Pei Modern in Sydney.

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In the kitchen with Neil Perry


It's safe to say that Neil Perry is one of Australia's leading and most influential chefs. He's managed several quality restaurants throughout the country and his name is simply synonymous with excellence. If you don't believe how good this man is just check out his countless chef's hats - we wonder where he puts them all!

Today, we’re in the kitchen with...

Neil Perry, Executive Chef & owner of Rockpool Group. 

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In the kitchen with Donovan Cooke

Donovan Cook

Mr Donovan Cooke has worked under the likes of culinary luminaries Michael Roux and Marco Pierre White. He's done stints in various fancy establishments all over the world and he's even been recognised as Honorary Commander, La Commanderie des Cordon bleus for outstanding culinary achievements... Needless to say he's a pretty big deal.

Even though he's admitted to loving peanut butter and tomato on toast he's an incredible culinary influcence.  

Today, we’re in the kitchen with...

Donovan Cooke, Executive Chef of The Atlantic in Melbourne. 

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In the kitchen with Rhys Blackley

Rhys Blackly has taken the reins St Kilda favourite Circa, The Prince. After years at the pans this young gun has come in to his own, creating a unique and delicate menu that heroes season eating, with bit of spirit and fun thrown in for good measure. 

He loves coffee, quality ingredients and a good cheese platter (we like him already).

Today, we’re in the kitchen with...

Rhys Blackley, Chef of Circa, The Prince in Melbourne

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In the kitchen with Nicole Bampton


Growing up, Nicole loved being around food. The former recipient of the Best Apprentice of the Year award by R&C, started her career at Sherlock's Tavern in Perth at the tender age of 14.

With experience working in some incredible kitchens (including Tetsuya's, Sepia and Restaurant Amuse), Nicole joined the team at Lucio's in 2013. Nicole embraces the opportunity to further her great love of Italian cuisine at Lucio's.

Today, we’re in the kitchen with...

Nicole Bampton from Lucio's in Sydney. 

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