The Masters Series – Stephanie Alexander
Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Hyde Park Palms, Hyde Park North (St James Station), Elizabeth St
Join the current editor of Good Food Ardyn Bernoth and former Good Food Guide editor and Festival Director of Good Food Month, Joanna Savill, as they invite one of Australia’s great food educators and chef, Stephanie Alexander AO, to share dishes from her 1996 seminal work in The Cook’s Companion.
Alexander has built her reputation in Australia’s dining scene as an owner-chef of several successful restaurants over the past 30 years, including Melbourne’s hugely popular Stephanie’s Restaurant which opened its doors in 1976.
As a restaurateur, Alexander has long been a supporter of small, local suppliers, and has also grown her own produce. She’s published 17 influential books, with The Cook’s Companion affectionately known as the ‘food bible’.
Join Alexander for this special evening and rare opportunity as she opens up her cookbook to make you a meal to remember.
Educator and chef
Upon hearing the name Stephanie Alexander, it’s common for the image of that book, with its vertical rainbow stripes, to quickly come to mind. That book, The Cook’s Companion, or ‘the food bible’ as it’s known affectionately, is one of the most ubiquitous cookbooks ever produced. It’s that rarity amongst cookbooks in that it’s seen on the bookshelves of chefs and amateur gastronomists alike.
Stephanie’s Restaurant operated for 21 years, and was used to train enthusiastic staff, pioneer techniques, and champion small producers with their local produce. Her efforts garnered attention and in 1994, Stephanie became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the hospitality industry and for encouraging young apprentices. Then in 2014, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished service to education promoting improved food and eating choices for children.
Stephanie has now published 17 books and continues to affect the cooking landscape in Australia and beyond. She is not only at the very heart of cooking in Australia, but of Good Food Month as well.
This event is strictly 18+.
Entry will not be permitted to guests under 18 years of age.
Attendees must carry with them valid photo ID as proof of age and will be required to present this upon entry.
Please note that seating at this event will be at share tables and seating allocations will be advised at the event. If you plan on attending this event with friends who are booking tickets separately, please notify us at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your request.