Karen Martini

Full name: Karen Martini

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Entered the hospitality industry at 15 years old with work experience at Mietta's, but conducted her chef apprenticeship at the Austin Hospital and then the Porquoi restaurant. After graduating from trade school, went to work at Tansy's where she developed the basics of mediterranean cuisine that she is now known best for.

You may know them from

  • Tansy's (chef, 1989-1992)
  • Haskin's (head chef)
  • Kent Hotel (head chef)
  • The Melbourne Wine Room at the George Hotel (executive chef)
  • Icebergs Dining Room & Bar in Sydney (executive chef, 2002-2004)
  • Mr. Wolf (co-owner, chef, 2004-present)
  • Sunday Life magazine (food editor, 2004-present)
  • TV Show: LifeStyle Cafe (presenter, 2005)
  • TV Show: Better Homes and Gardens (presenter)
  • Book: Where The Heart Is (2006)


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  • Works with her partner Michael Sapountsis at Mr. Wolf and The Melbourne Wine Room.


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