In spite of big physical challenges now, Bret Hanson is still in there, swinging for a better deal for chefs, and a better training ground for apprentices. You have to love that.
Vocational education is a subject dear to her, and no doubt Kirsten has seen many students benefit from her long and extensive experience and passion for passing on the skills and wisdom.
Even with the debilitating Crohn’s Disease and 40 hospital visits, Ross finds time to work, mentor, and play a big part in a new organisation called Technical Chef, aimed at raising the standards and standing of chefs around Australia. One word: wow!
Pierre Khodja knows that being a mentor, and passing on his knowledge, is the most precious gift he can bestow on an industry that almost killed him. He bounced back. Resilience? His second name.
For Sarah Maric, finding her love of training young chefs was somehow meant to be. Funny that.
Massimo Mele found the hard way that running a tough, abusive kitchen is not the best way to operate. And bless him, he learnt the lesson.
Rich wants to help make a better industry for all, and the chef life doesn’t have to be hard and abusive. I’m right behind him.
The Australian Chef Network is an important part of Brent Aitken’s current working life. And what a legacy that is.
Monsters are as monsters do, and they need a firm hand. Executive chef André Kropp has big skills and a firm hand. Double whammy.
Michelin chef Nic Vanderbeeken does things his way in Bali. He is happy in paradise.