Anna Polyviou is a pastry chef in Sydney.

At the table with: Anna Polyviou

Executive pastry chef of Sydney’s Shangri-La Anna Polyviou has been pushing the boundaries with her highly-talked about dessert degustations, and recently winning the All Covers best high-tea in Sydney. Most recently, she also made an appearance on MasterChef where she presented her take on a carrot cake. Over the years, Polyviou has also worked in kitchens including The Bather’s Pavilion and in London’s The Claridges … Continue reading At the table with: Anna Polyviou

Sydney restauranteur Pauline Nguyen

At the table with: Pauline Nguyen

Pauline Nguyen is a restauranteur, author, public speaker, and mentor. She’s best known as making up one-third of Red Lantern, one of Sydney’s most popular Vietnamese restaurant, with her younger brother Luke Nguyen and husband Mark Jensen. At one point she also shared the story of how her family immigrated as refugees to Australia in a memoir Secrets of the Red Lantern. Nguyen’s latest project … Continue reading At the table with: Pauline Nguyen

Tom Walton, The Bucket List head chef

At the table with: Tom Walton

Tom Walton is responsible for one of Bondi Beach’s most popular menus. As head chef at The Bucket List, Walton’s menu is centred around locally sourced produces that rings strong to his own interest in health and wellbeing. Before Walton joined The Bucket List, he trained alongside Damien Pignolet for six years at Bistro Moncur where he eventually became head chef. He also appeared regularly … Continue reading At the table with: Tom Walton

At the table with: Richard Ptacnik

At the table with: Richard Ptacnik

Executive chef of Sydney’s Otto Ristorante Richard Ptacnik draws on the roots of Italian classics when he is cooking modern Italian in the kitchen. He draws on his skills from having worked in some great kitchens in Berlin, Switzerland, and his home city, Prague. He originally joined Otto in 2003 as a sous chef, and assumed the role of head chef in late 2009. Who … Continue reading At the table with: Richard Ptacnik

Christine Manfield

At the table with: Christine Manfield

When it comes to food, there’s almost nothing Christine Manfield hasn’t done. She’s an Australian chef, a restauranter, author, food manufacturer, presenter, and teacher. She is best known for not being shy when it comes to putting flavours into dishes, and has even been dubbed Sydney’s ‘Spice Queen’. Manfield is the brains behind her own range of spice and paste condiments, Christine Manfield Spice Collection. … Continue reading At the table with: Christine Manfield