Wall Of Fame

Take a look at some of the iconic chefs who have taught at Sticky Rice Cooking School.
We have a tradition at Sticky Rice Cooking School that when we get a famous chef to visit us we ask that they sign our wall of fame in the kitchen. Let’s have a look who said yes.

Tetsuya Wakuda

Originally from Hammatsu, a small town in Japan, Wakuda arrived in Sydney in 1982 at the age of 22 with very limited English. It was in Sydney, working under decorated…

David Thompson

David Thompson is renowned as a world authority on Thai food and his Thai restaurants and cookbooks have won critical acclaim. First visiting Thailand in 1986, David soon moved to…

Cheong Liew

Cheong Liew is one of South Australia’s real food heroes. He initially studied to be an engineer but instead became a chef, restaurateur, teacher and culinary icon. Cheong moved from…

Christine Mansfield

Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs – a curious cook and a perfectionist inspired by the culinary melting pot of global flavours. As an award-winning author, her…

Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen is a Vietnamese–Australian chef and restaurateur, best known as the host of the television series, Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam and Luke Nguyen’s France. Having travelled extensively through Vietnam, cooking…

Simon Bryant

Simon began his cooking career in several Thai and Indian Restaurants in Melbourne, before moving to Adelaide in 1995. Simon was with Hilton Adelaide for more than ten years, commencing…

Miguel Maestre

Having worked for many years in various kitchens around the world, Miguel Maestre is one talented Spaniard who has made Sydney his home. Born in Murcia in the south of…

Poh Ling Yeow

Poh made her debut in the Australian food scene when she appeared in the first season of MasterChef Australia. Weeks after the finale, she was offered her own cooking show,…

Maeve Meara

Maeve O’Meara is a world-renowned chef and journalist, best known for hosting a range of Food Safari series. These include the original Food Safari, Italian Food Safari, and French Food…