Langham Melbourne MasterClass

Langham Hotel Melbourne

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Chef MasterClass returns for 2015 with an enticing line up of chefs from around the corner and across the globe. Watch these masters of the kitchen prepare dishes and share insights acquired over decades of devotion to their art. Come take a seat at the table, and get a taste of inspiration.

Browse all Chef MasterClass session details below.

  • Matt Abergel
  • Jamie Bissonnette
  • Jeremy Charles
  • Ryan Clift
  • Lorenzo Cogo
  • Justin Gellatly
  • Bill Granger
  • Dan Hunter
  • Éric Kayser
  • Peter Kuruvita
  • Scott Pickett
  • Ruth Rogers
  • Donato Toce
  • Janice Wong
  • Jock Zonfrillo

Matt Abergel

Yardbird, RŌNIN and Sunday’s Grocery Hong Kong

Master Craftsman

Canadian-born Matt Abergel has dedicated a career to perfecting a single style of cooking — the delicious Japanese art of yakitori. Trained at hallowed New York restaurant Masa, Abergel has gone on to open no less than three eateries in Hong Kong — RŌNIN, Sunday’s Grocery and Yardbird, which was recently listed in S. Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014.

Visit thanks to Northern Light.

Session 4B
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
3.30pm – 4.30pm

Jamie Bissonnette

Coppa and Toro Boston and New York, USA

The New Charcuterie

A former vegan and straight-edge punk, Bissonnette traded his bass guitar for the culinary arts, and has prospered in the exchange — his award-winning eateries serve up a dynamic, contemporary spin on small plate eating. Dedicated to nose-to-tail cuisine and exceptional charcuterie, Jamie’s recently released The New CharcuterieCookbook demonstrates his passions.

Visit thanks to Bomba.

Session 3C
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
2.00pm – 3.00pm

Jeremy Charles

Raymonds St John’s, Canada

Taste Of The Wild

Deep in the wilds of Newfoundland, Jeremy Charles stakes his claim as the King of Canadian cuisine. With a terroir-driven menu based on ideas of foraging, hunting and subsistence farming, his Raymonds Restaurant has become the new go-to destination for those seeking the authentic flavour of the Canadian landscape.

Visit thanks to Woodland House

Session 4A
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
3.30pm – 4.30pm

Ryan Clift

Tippling Club Singapore

Free Radical

To Ryan Clift, food and drink are all part of the same playful gastronomic world. Since opening in Singapore in 2008, his award-winning Tippling Club has bridged the gap between cocktail bar and restaurant, fusing flavours and textures in a unique blend that’s half avant-garde experiment and half easy-going bar next door.

Visit thanks to Mister Jennings

Session 2C
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
11.30am - 12.30pm

Lorenzo Cogo

El Coq Vicenza, Italy

Italian Instincts

At just 25 years of age Lorenzo Cogo became the youngest chef in Italy to be awarded a Michelin star. A third generation chef, Cogo works instinctively to create a dynamic menu where traditional Italian recipes come face-to-face with globally inspired gastronomic experimentation.

Visit thanks to Mister Jennings

Session 4C
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
3.30pm - 4.30pm

Justin Gellatly

Bread Ahead London, United Kingdom

Dough Your Own Way

Justin Gellatly is one of the world’s true baking superstars. The culinary genius behind London’s Bread Ahead, Gellatly is heading the British baking revolution, showcasing a traditional, simple and distinctly home-grown vision filled with cakes, doughnuts, puddings and bread.

Session 1A
Saturday 7 March
10.00am – 11.00am

Bill Granger

Bill’s Sydney, Australia

The Simple Things

International restaurateur, best- selling author, legend — Melbourne- born Bill Granger is one of Australia’s true culinary heroes. He was a pivotal figure in the creation of Australia’s café culture, and has since taken it to the world, with restaurants in Japan and London. Making a virtue of simplicity, Granger is passionate about creating classic meals from everyday ingredients.

Session 2B
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
11.30am – 12.30pm

Dan Hunter

Brae Birregurra, Australia

Homegrown Harmony

Nestled in rural Victoria is a new restaurant that, over the last year, has won just about every award worth winning. A labour of love for Dan Hunter, Brae embodies his fierce devotion to self-sufficient dining, with a menu that is a literal sampler of the region’s produce.

Session 1C
Sunday 8 March
10.00am – 11.00am

Éric Kayser

Maison Kayser Paris, France

Pain de Paris

French icon Éric Kayser is one of the world’s true master breadmakers. A fourth-generation baker with more than 80 patisseries around the globe, Kayser has forged his reputation through a dedication to quality ingredients, pure artisanal technique and a philosophy that sees baking as equal parts science, art and wonder.

Visit thanks to Phaidon

Session 1A
Sunday 8 March
10.00am – 11.00am

Peter Kuruvita

Noosa Beach House, Noosa, Australia Flying Fish, Denaru Island, Fiji

Island Dreaming

Working out of Noosa and Fiji, Peter Kuruvita’s ethos is inspired by the islander lifestyle — laid-back and rich with fresh seafood and local produce. As an author, TV presenter and award-winning chef, Kuruvita is an evangelist for the simple, joyous flavours of pan-Pacific and Sri Lankan-influenced cooking.

Session 1B
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
10.00am – 11.00am

Scott Pickett

Estelle Bar & Kitchen and Saint Crispin Melbourne, Australia

Saintly Pursuits

A two-hatted, instant classic of the Melbourne dining scene, Scott Pickett’s Collingwood hotspot Saint Crispin is a true articulation of his cooking philosophy — modern Australian done in a French classical style, with an ever-changing menu built from local, seasonal produce and a nose-to-tail ethos.

Session 1C & 3B
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
10.00am - 11.00am & 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Ruth Rogers

River Café London, United Kingdom

Simple Pleasures

Ruth Rogers has a straightforward outlook on food — with the finest ingredients, even the simplest of dishes shine. It’s a philosophy that has brought acclaim to her River Café eatery — a London icon that’s been a training ground for a who’s who of British chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, April Bloomfield and Jamie Oliver.

Visit thanks to Rosetta

Session 3A
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
2.00pm – 3.00pm

Donato Toce

Messina Messina, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

Frozen Flair

Donato Toce is the mastermind behind the Gelato Messina juggernaut. Pioneering an all-natural, all-modern take on the traditional gelato of his ancestors, Toce showcases the secrets behind his fantastical flavour combinations and reveals the next phase in the Messina revolution — gelato infusions.

Session 2A
Sunday 8 March
11.30am – 12.30pm

Janice Wong

2am:dessertbar Singapore

Hitting The Sweet Spot

Sweet tooth? Get a different take on desserts from Janice Wong, whose unique fusion of French technique and Singaporean flavour has made her 2am:dessertbar restaurant a hit. Recently named S. Pellegrino’s Asia’s Best Pastry Chef for the second year running, Wong pushes the boundaries between sweet and savoury, resulting in desserts that are bold, unexpected and unmistakably hers.

Session 2A
Saturday 7 March
11.30am – 12.30pm

Jock Zonfrillo

Orana Adelaide, Australia

The Nomad Chef

Jock Zonfrillo truly is a nomad chef. Having worked in some of the world’s finest restaurants, including Restaurant Marco Pierre White, this Scottish-born chef threw it all in to travel the Australian outback, exploring indigenous ingredients and ancient Aboriginal cooking techniques. Mulberry leaf, crisp saltbush and fresh mud crab frequent
the menu at his restaurant Orana.

Session 3B
Saturday 7 March
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Sessions to Chef MasterClass are still available! Don't miss your chance to book a Half-Day MasterClass and be inspired by local and global greats. Learn more about our session presenters below.

Tickets

General Admission - Weekend Ticket - Justin Gellatly, Janice Wong, Ruth Rogers, Jeremy Charles, Eric Kayser, Bill Granger, Jamie Bissonnette, Matt Abergel Buy Now $595
General Admission Half Day - Saturday Morning 7 March - 10am - 12.30pm - Justin Gellatly and Janice Wong Buy Now $160
General Admission Half Day - Sunday Afternoon 8 March - 2pm - 4.30pm - Jamie Bissonnette and Matt Abergel Buy Now $160
General Admission - Half Day - Saturday Afternoon - 7 March - 2pm - 4.30pm - Ruth Rogers and Jeremy Charles Buy Now $160
General Admission Half Day - Sunday Morning 8 March - 10am - 12.30pm - Eric Kayser and Bill Granger Buy Now $160

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Saturday Half-Day MasterClass - Morning

Justin Gellatly

Dough Your Own Way with Justin Gellatly (Bread Ahead, London, UK)

Justin Gellatly is one of the world’s true baking superstars. The culinary genius behind London’s Bread Ahead, Gellatly is heading the British baking revolution, showcasing a traditional, simple and distinctly home-grown vision filled with cakes, doughnuts, puddings and bread.

Janice Wong

Hitting The Sweet Spot with Janice Wong (2am:dessertbar, Singapore)

Sweet tooth? Get a different take on desserts from Janice Wong, whose unique fusion of French technique and Singaporean flavour has made her 2am:dessertbar restaurant a hit. Recently named S. Pellegrino’s Asia’s Best Pastry Chef for the second year running, Wong pushes the boundaries between sweet and savoury, resulting in desserts that are bold, unexpected and unmistakably hers.

Saturday Half-Day MasterClass - Afternoon

Ruth Rogers

Simple Pleasures with Ruth Rogers (River Café, London, UK)

Ruth Rogers has a straightforward outlook on food — with the finest ingredients, even the simplest of dishes shine. It’s a philosophy that has brought acclaim to her River Café eatery — a London icon that’s been a training ground for a who’s who of British chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, April Bloomfield and Jamie Oliver.

Visit thanks to Rosetta

Jeremy Charles

Taste Of The Wild with Jeremy Charles (Raymonds, St John's, Canada)

Deep in the wilds of Newfoundland, Jeremy Charles stakes his claim as the King of Canadian cuisine. With a terroir-driven menu based on ideas of foraging, hunting and subsistence farming, his Raymonds Restaurant has become the new go-to destination for those seeking the authentic flavour of the Canadian landscape.

Visit thanks to Woodland House

Sunday Half-Day MasterClass - Morning

Eric Kayser

Pain de Paris with Éric Kayser (Maison Kayser, Paris, France)

French icon Éric Kayser is one of the world’s true master breadmakers. A fourth-generation baker with more than 80 patisseries around the globe, Kayser has forged his reputation through a dedication to quality ingredients, pure artisanal technique and a philosophy that sees baking as equal parts science, art and wonder.

Visit thanks to Phaidon

Bill Granger

The Simple Things with Bill Granger (Bill's, Sydney, Australia)

International restaurateur, best- selling author, legend — Melbourne-born Bill Granger is one of Australia’s true culinary heroes. He was a pivotal figure in the creation of Australia’s café culture, and has since taken it to the world, with restaurants in Japan and London. Making a virtue of simplicity, Granger is passionate about creating classic meals from everyday ingredients.

Sunday Half-Day MasterClass - Afternoon

Jamie Bissonnette

The New Charcuterie with Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa & Toro, Boston and Toro, New York, USA)

A former vegan and straight-edge punk, Bissonnette traded his bass guitar for the culinary arts, and has prospered in the exchange — his award-winning eateries serve up a dynamic, contemporary spin on small plate eating. Dedicated to nose-to-tail cuisine and exceptional charcuterie, Jamie’s recently released The New Charcuterie Cookbook demonstrates his passions.

Visit thanks to Bomba

Matt Abergel

Master Craftsman with Matt Abergel (Yardbird, RONIN and Sunday’s Grocery, Hong Kong)

Canadian-born Matt Abergel has dedicated a career to perfecting a single style of cooking — the delicious Japanese art of yakitori. Trained at hallowed New York restaurant Masa, Abergel has gone on to open no less than three eateries in Hong Kong — RONIN, Sunday’s Grocery and Yardbird, which was recently listed in S. Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014.

Visit thanks to Northern Light

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