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The Great Lakes Hotel Redux!

4 months ago I was offered the position of part time Food Operations Manager of the Great Lakes Hotel in the Central Highlands of...

A Pet Project......

This one is a little 'out there', but I have that 'feeling'. 10 years ago I had an idea. One of those ideas that sits in the back of your...

Don't sell yourself short!

So, the wheels of hospitality are starting to gather more speed as we see the greatest relief from COVID 19 restrictions in the last...

M, m, my 'Corona'馃幎

No I am not trivializing the issue (enter levity here!) and no, I don't have the Corona Virus, but the way things are going it may be...

Silver Linings......

Our beautiful country has taken a beating in the last few months, so I thought it was time to shine a light on a my part of the world,...

Lights, Camera.....Action!

Back in January 2019, I began to shoot the ofCourse+TV Cooking Show for YouTube with John X and produced by Darren Alexander of Beetle...

Limoncello Br没l茅e Tart

What began as a Gin and Lime br没l茅e tart 19 years ago at Gondwana restaurant and Marque IV, is revitalized in the form of a Limoncello...

And the winner is......

Bloody hell we pulled it off again! Up against 7 cracking teams from across Australia, we came out on top with gold and first place. It...

Ready, Set.......!?

Game day is just 24 hours away and I am surprisingly calm. This could be a good thing or I am just oblivious to what lies ahead! I liken...

Too many irons in different fires!?

Well the last 4 months has been something of a whirlwind! I must say that I like to keep busy and have many irons in different fires. For...

Long and Low....its that simple!

I find winter polarizing (pun intended!) It's cold, the days are short and the couch looks particularly inviting! However, it is also the...

From the ground it rose.....

Creating an off-site kitchen can be one of the most challenging feats that one can do in hospitality. I have been running a food van/off...

K.I.S.S My 'GOSH' Banana cake!

K.I.S.S is an age old acronym for Keep it Simple Stupid, or for the more PC minded among us, Keep It Simple Sunshine.

Do a TV Cooking Show they said.......

It's 8.30pm on a Tuesday night and we are setting up a myriad of cameras, monitors, sound equipment, lighting and cables of all shapes...

Confit of Salmon.

Confit of Tassal Salmon, puffed wild rice and nori, blackened local asparagus, Shima wasabi and coconut foam, lemon canola oil, salmon...

The ABCs of How to Cook a Steak.

From picking the best cut of meat to the temperatures and time of each cooking variation. Learn how to cook a steak like a pro. Firstly...