We are very excited about our upcoming cooking class with Celebrity Chef Miguel Maestre on Saturday 24th November 2012. Bookings can be made on our calendar page here.
There are chefs who work for many years in various kitchens around the world refining their craft and making a name and then there is Miguel Maestre, a Spaniard who has made Sydney his home, and powered his way up the ranks.
Miguel was always destined to cook, from a family who lived and breathed good food and wine, his destiny was pre-determined from a young age. Miguel first began cooking when he was 21 when he moved to Scotland to experience the world. It is also where he learned to speak English. His progression was quick, after working his way up through the ranks at Indigo Yard, Montpelier’s Partnership (biggest monopoly of restaurants in Edinburgh). Miguel then returned to Spain, before moving to Australia 6 years ago.
He has been fortunate to work in some of Sydney’s premier kitchens including Bather’s Pavilion, Bel Mondo and Cru, before taking up the position at Minus 5 at Circular Quay. At 27 years of age, it was a big test, but the reviews and customer feedback proved it was worth the leap of faith. Miguel became, Head Chef of Tony Bilson’s Number One Wine Bar in Sydney’s Circular Quay. Working under his friend and mentor Manu Feildel, he impressed the Sydney food scene with his authentic Spanish Tapas and energy.
In January 2010, Miguel opened his first restaurant, El Toro Loco (The Crazy Bull) and in the same year, he was appointed consultant and creative chef of the Argyle’s Bazar by Miguel Maestre in the Rocks, Sydney. Now in his own catering business, offering a Personal Chef experience, Miguel is enjoying the opportunity to create bespoke dining experiences for people wanting to entertain at home.
Miguel’s TV credits include co-hosting the hit series of “Boys Weekend”, alongside friends Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel and Adrian Richardson. The show has aired in over 100 countries worldwide. His first series of ‘Miguel’s Tropical Kitchen’, aired on Lifestyle Food Channel in early 2010 and was sold around the world. Miguel has appeared on Channel Ten’s “Masterchef”, “Junior Masterchef”, has been a regular on “The Circle” and “9am with David & Kim”, Channel Seven’s “Better Homes and Gardens”, Channel 9’s “Kerrie Anne Kennerly Show” and “Today.” He has also been on cooking spots for MixFM in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Miguel launched his own Cooking and recipe Ipad & Iphone App’s in 2011 in both English and Spanish. Currently Miguel is filming and appearing on Network 10’s new lifestyle show “The Living Room” with Amanda Keller, Chris Brown and Barry DuBois.