Get To Know Our Team Of Chefs

We have brought together a world of talented culinary professionals. Let’s Meet the Chefs.

Mark McNamara

Acclaimed Executive Chef Mark McNamara brings his innate knowledge of regional and seasonal produce to the fore, crafting exquisite dishes that celebrate the best of the Barossa, and drawing on…

Yukiko Anschultz

Chef Yukiko Anschutz is our regular and popular chef at Sticky Rice Cooking School. Having previously worked at the prestigious Hyatt Regency hotel in the award-winning Shiki restaurant, chef Yukiko…
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Genevieve Harris

Chef Genevieve Harris started her working life as a school teacher, all the while cooking furiously for friends and family, honing her skills in the kitchen. She then embarked on…
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Tania Tauakume

Former Playford Hotel Executive chef and now an experienced Regency lecturer ,Chef Tania illuminates her classes with fun energy and plenty of real cooking. Tania’s cooking class menus are never…

Phil Helyard

Phil is the Head Chef at Peel Street Restaurant in Adelaide, best knows for its fresh, modern Asian cuisine. Inspired by fresh seasonal produce and authentic Thai and SE Asian…
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Terry Intrarakhamhaeng

Get your tastebuds to pack their tiny bags – they’re heading on a culinary journey.” Adelaide review. Soi.38 has evolved to showcase the dishes of Thailand’s 6 regions, telling a…

Tom Tillbury

Tom grew up in McLaren Vale, a prominent food and wine region in South Australia. Surfing the Fleurieu Coast, exploring the nearby vineyards and foraging in the hills.
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Jim Talladira

Jim Talladira; a Sicilian trained food master will be debuting his Italian classes this year so stay tuned for the dates to be added to our calendar. A formal trained…
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Duncan Welgemoed Africola

Duncan Welgemoed is a force to be reckoned with. Considered one of Australia’s best (adopted) cooking talents. Over the years, he’s become Adelaide’s official spirit animal – mythical beast, troublemaker,…
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Jordan Theodoros

Adelaide based chef Jordan Theodoros has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Having lived and worked abroad in Myanmar, Shanghai and Rajasthan Jordan then also owned and ran two…
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Jodie Childs

Chef Jodie Childs was a prodigy apprentice chef, trained under the legendary Cheong Liew at the Hilton. Her apprenticeship success launched her career as she was immediately offered the prestigious…
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Kris Lloyd

Known fondly as the Cheese Queen Kris is in her own words “”a self taught Cheese Maker who has headed up Woodside Cheese Wrights at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills…
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Brian Smith

Brian Smith has over 30 years experience as a professional chef in fine dining restaurants in Adelaide, Sydney and London. Brian is a passionate expert in Indian, Sri Lankan and…

Alfonso Ales

Hailing from Seville, esteemed Spanish chef Alfonso Ales has worked in some of the world’s best kitchens and has a culinary resume that most chefs would only but dream about…

Kelly Lord

Kelly was formerly the head chef at the famous Spirit House restaurant and now teaches at their fabulous cooking school.

Karena Armstrong

After learning under key Australian chefs Alla Wolf-Tasker, Kylie Kwong and Karen Martini, Armstrong (who’s now co-festival director of Tasting Australia) returned to South Australia and earnestly began championing McLaren…

Matias Alvarez Diaz

“Chef Matias Alvarez Diaz: A Spanish Culinary Maestro Embark on a flavour-filled journey with Matias, a passionate architect of Spanish gastronomy. From the sizzling spices of Andalucía to the subtle…

Jon Kimber

Jon undertook his formal training at the Hilton Brisbane. Over the years, Jon has worked closely with some of the best chefs from all over Australia. A seasoned chef of…

Luca Guiotto

Veneto-born chef Luca Guiotto is an international renowned and award-winning head chef. ​For the first ten year of his career Luca work in Michelin starred restaurants (Cinzia & Valerio, Casin…