Celebrity Chef 2018
Friday 30 November 2018
5.45pm to 10pm at Whitireia Kapiti Campus
About Brett McGregor
The last 6 years have been nothing short of amazing. Winning Masterchef was the catalyst for me to follow my bliss ….. after all, if you do what you love, you won't work a day in your life.
I have always loved food, and, growing up with two brothers and my old man waiting hungrily, you took what you could get when you could get it! We were always allowed to in the kitchen but how do you go from being able to slice a potato to actually cooking dinner?
In our house, the development of my culinary skills can only be attributed to one person: the boss – aka my mother! Mum really is an amazing cook; I’m sure she could open any fridge in the country and cook a sensational meal from its contents without batting an eyelid.
While mum’s influence helped me learn important skills, it was through mum and dad’s travels that I was first introduced to new from all over the world. From China to Chile, mum and dad brought home spice mixes and ideas to ensure we could relive their memories back home in our little family kitchen.
Mum and dad's passion for seeing the world and tasting new ignited the same passion in me, and this was enhanced by anthropology studies at university. Here, food wasn’t just a meal – it was an experience of another culture. My studies spurred on years of the globe, eating and learning the joys of another country’s food.
My inspiration for cooking and trying new combinations stems from more often than not on a shoestring budget ..… like most kiwi adventurers.
Food for me has become a re-creation of a memory and almost always involves precious time spent with family and friends.
My cooking style is tasty, fresh, seasonal and easily achievable. This food philosophy translates to the everyday recipes in all of my books. My most recent book ‘CHOP CHOP’ heroes some of my most Asian inspired recipes. Remember food doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious.
Please book your ticket using our online form below and then make payment using your credit card via PayPal ($309) by clicking the Pay Now button above or by transferring the sum of $300 to our bank account - Kapiti Food Fair - account number 01 0731 0223902 00.
Each ticket includes two people