George Calombaris

Full name: George Calombaris

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You may know them from

  • Fenix
  • Reserve (head chef)
  • The Press Club (owner, executive chef)
  • Ready Steady Cook (chef) TV show on Channel Ten


  • The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year (2004)
  • Global Food and Wine Magazine Top 40 Chefs of Influence (2004)


  • Known for practicing "molecular gastronomy" which involves the use of unusual ingredient combinations for their overall effect.
  • Represented Australia in 2003 at the Bocuse d'Or International in Lyon, France.
  • Represented Australia at the San Pellegrino Cooking Cup in Venice, Italy.


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