Taste of Melbourne is delighted to announce Chris Badenoch as the host of the Bertolli Taste Kitchen for 2012. Chris Badenoch came to our screens as the hat-wearing beer merchant on the original MasterChef Australia. His enthusiasm for beer and nose-to-tail cooking saw Chris create and dish up slightly off beat, unconventional and exciting dishes, most notably a whole pigs head and his now famous Beeramisu.
In 2010 Chris channeled his passion for food and beer into his first cookbook, The Entire Beast. The same year he opened his Melbourne based restaurant, Josie Bones, with partner and fellow MasterChef contestant, Julia Jenkins. His witty and dark sense of humour ensures Chris is always entertaining and very memorable.
Chris will return to Australian screens when he re-enters the MasterChef kitchen as part of MasterChef All Stars airing in July this year.
Television: Finalist on MasterChef Australia Series One Network 10
Publishing: The Entire Beast 2010 published with Penguin – Lantern
Restaurant: Josie Bones – Melbourne