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The Next Big Thing | Chef Jo Barrett featuring Pascale Gomes-McNabb

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Rising star Jo Barrett is a name you’re going to be hearing a lot more. As co-head chef alongside her partner Matt Stone at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, she’s turning out some of the most talked about food in the country, particularly her talent for pastry and baking bread. She shares her inspiring sustainability ethos and the price of striving for perfection, the home of Australia’s best croissant, and reveals the incredible inner city food hub you never knew existed. Then we put interior designer extraordinaire, the woman behind some of the most impactful restaurant fit outs in the country, Pascale Gomes-McNabb, under The Pass Grill. 


The Journey

The Dream Team | Fleet’s Josh Lewis and Astrid McCormack ft Lisa Goldberg

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Fleet is one of the most exciting restaurants to open in regional Australia- or infact anywhere- in years and is responsible for putting the sleepy coastal town of Brunswicks Heads on the map. Chef Josh Lewis and Sommelier/Front of house superstar Astrid McCormack have gained high praise from critics, diners, and industry heavy weights for essentially mastering every detail of their tiny 14-seater. They share what it’s like to be partners in business and life and take us to the incredible Byron Bay producer that inspires them. We also put the Monday Morning Cooking Club’s Lisa Goldberg under The Pass Grill to get her insider guide on where to go for Jewish food from the softest challah to tastiest felafel- this is one list you don’t want want to miss.


The Journey

Victor Liong’s Side Orders with Chef Mark Best

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We chat to Victor Liong’s mentor, legendary chef Mark Best about how he inspired such an extraordinary alumni of young chefs at his former fine diner “Marque”, what he loves and hates about the industry, and his “eternal dissatisfaction.” Naturally the chef, known for his wit and often brutal honesty, doesn’t hold back. And apologies Mark for even having you in the same sentence as side order…you’re no one’s brussels sprouts or hot chips!  

The Young Gun | Chef Victor Liong ft Atlas’s Charlie Carrington

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Victor Liong is one of the Australia’s most exciting young culinary stars and the hilarious, multi-faceted and passionate chef and owner of Melbourne institution Lee Ho Fook. This talented and dynamic (foul mouthed!) king of one-liners will engage you just as much discussing his rigorous time in the kitchen with legend Mark Best, as he will chewing the fat on design, Instagram, coffee, Kanye and his unmissbale list of go-to cheap eats. Plus we put on of the country’s youngest and brightest stars, Charlie Carrington under The Pass Grill to find out all about his new ventures and where he eats when he’s off duty.