Award-Winning Chef Peter Gilmore Shares His Best Food Moments

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Peter Gilmore, Executive Chef at two of Australia’s most exciting dining experiences – Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House and Quay Restaurant across the harbour at Circular Quay – is one of the most awarded chefs in Australia. Since taking the helm in the kitchen at Quay, the restaurant was listed for five years in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and most recently in 2015 was placed at 58th in the World’s 100 Best Restaurants. Locally, Quay has been awarded Three Chefs Hats for 14 consecutive years and named Restaurant of the Year five times in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

Peter Gilmore regards himself as immensely lucky to be a chef in Australia today, with access to extraordinary produce and the freedom to explore new ideas and draw on a culture, which embraces so many people and parts of the world.

As one of the elite chefs selected to speak at the upcoming #50BestTalks event in Sydney, we took the opportunity to talk with Peter about his best moments

The best word of advice for a budding chef?

Peter: Only get into the business if you are passionate about cooking and hospitality – there are many hours and long days ahead of you so you really need to love it.

The best ingredient to have in a kitchen?

Peter: An open mind.

The best person you’ve ever cooked for?

Peter: A customer with an open mind!

The best dining experience you’ve ever had?

Peter: A private dinner cooked by Michelle Bras at his home about five years ago.

The best moment you’ve had in the kitchen?

Peter: The moment when a new dish comes together and you know all the elements work. It’s always a very satisfying moment in the kitchen.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.