GEORGE CALOMBARIS

CHEF, RESTAURATEUR & MASTERCHEF CO-JUDGE

One of Australia’s top chefs, George Calombaris’s style of cuisine has earned him many accolades and much respect from culinary aficionados at home and abroad. His Greek heritage was central in his upbringing; indeed it’s his trademark today. George’s career has been exceptional from the beginning. With many accolades to his name, and a string of restaurants where he earned his colours (including Fenix, Reserve, The Press Club Restaurant and Bar, Maha Bar & Grill, Hellenic Republic and Pm 24), he’s also known for his cook books, his contribution as judge to MasterChef Australia and his entrepreneurial skills, particularly in raising the profile of Greek cuisine in Australia.