Each chef has that one moment – the turning point, the crossroads, the second everything changed. Perhaps it was the first time they picked up a proper knife, met their mentor or revisited the place they were born. It’s these moments, no matter how small, that come to define a chef’s career and philosophy. During Good Food Month this year we’re exploring these defining instants, such as how Duncan Welgemoed continues to redefine regional African cuisine at Adelaide’s Africola over and over again and how Marco Pierre White became Marco. Pierre. White.

Take a closer look, their stories might surprise you.

Defining Image Credit – A special thanks to Josh Niland – Saint Peter, Paddington