Robin Wickens

Full name: Robin Wickens

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Born in Britain. Began hospitality career as a kitchen porter in a local English pub. Apprenticed at Le Manoir aux Quat'Seasons in Oxford, under Raymond Blanc, and later worked in London at Chez Bruce, Pied a Terre and the Glasshouse under chefs including Bruno Loubet and Simon Hopkinson. Moved to Melbourne in 2000.

You may know them from

  • Toofey's (head chef)
  • Diningroom 211 (chef)
  • Interlude (owner, chef 2004-present)


  • The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year (2004)
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine Best New Talent (2005)


  • Specializes in French cuisine.


  • There was some controversy when Wickens produced a dish that resembled another chef's. Guardian article (March 2006)

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