“Godfather of Modern Cooking” to headline this year’s Gourmet Escape


"Godfather of modern cooking"

To headline this year’s Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2015, presented by Audi, is set to be bigger than ever before with the announcement of international headline chef, the ‘Godfather of modern cooking’, Marco Pierre White. Marco will take part in the three-day culinary extravaganza, with a full program of events hosted by over 40 of the world’s leading food and wine personalities and showcasing the best of WA and the Margaret River Wine region.

Known for his fiery nature, the famed British chef, author and restaurateur who mentored the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Mario Batali will engage with Margaret River Gourmet Escape’s audience and showcase quintessential produce and wine from the South West. Marco has built an empire of London restaurants and was the youngest chef to win three Michelin stars.

From all corners of the world, an incredible and unique coming together of global talent, six of whom are from the *S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best list, will join Marco on the Margaret River stage to inspire and excite guests through a mutual respect of biodiversity and sustainability making their trip to a region rich in these practices.

Fact file:

Full talent lineup

  • Marco Pierre White (headline chef)
  • Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Bangkok) *No. 10
  • Rick Stein (Chef & Restaurateur, UK)
  • David Thompson (Nahm, Bangkok) *No. 22
  • Jeannie Cho Lee (Master of Wine, Hong Kong)
  • Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico City) *No. 16
  • Sat Bains (Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, Nottingham)
  • Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London) *No. 7
  • Rodolfo Guzman (Boragó, Santiago) *No. 42
  • Shane Osborn (Acarne Restaurant, Hong Kong)
  • Vladimir Mukhin (White Rabbit, Moscow) *No. 23
  • Ryan Clift (The Tippling Club, Singapore)
  • Fulvio Pierangelini (Irene Restaurant, Florence)
  • Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Master of Wine, Singapore)
  • Richard Turner (Hawksmoor, London)
  • Ch’ng Poh Tiong (Wine Journalist, Hong Kong)
  • Chele Gonzalez (Gallery Vask, Manila)
  • Sam Leong (Forest, Singapore)
  • Chris Salans (Mosaic, Bali)
  • Tetsuya Wakuda (Tetsuya’s Restaurant, Sydney)
  • Matt Moran (ARIA, Sydney)
  • Jock Zonfrillo (Orana and Street-ADL, Adelaide)
  • David Moyle (Franklin, Tasmania)
  • Mark Best (Marque Restaurant, Sydney)
  • Matt Preston (Food Journalist & Restaurant Critic, Melbourne)
  • Ryan Squires (Esquire, Brisbane)
  • Joost Bakker (Melbourne based artist)
  • George Calombaris (The Press Club, Melbourne)
  • Guillaume Brahimi (Guillaume, Sydney)
  • Hadleigh Troy (Restaurant Amuse, Perth)
  • Adriano Zumbo (Adriano Zumbo, Sydney)
  • Ben Milgate (Porteño, Sydney)
  • Elvis Abrahanowicz (Porteño, Sydney)
  • Josh Whiteland (Wadandi man, Margaret River)
  • Matt Stone (Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley)
  • Nick Stock (Wine Writer, Melbourne)
  • Oliver Gould (Stokehouse, Melbourne)
  • David Hull (Cullen Wines, Margaret River)
  • Aaron Carr (Vasse Felix, Margaret River)
  • Dany Angove (Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River)
  • Anna Gare (Celebrity Cook, Australia)
  • Nigel Harvey (Voyager Estate, Margaret River)
  • Melissa Kokoti (Xanadu, Margaret River)
  • Poh Ling Yeow (Celebrity Cook & Author, Australia)
  • Michael Elfwing (Cape Lodge, Margaret River)
  • Ben Day (Aravina Estate, Margaret River)

Plan Your Stay

Around the time of major events, accommodation can be limited and it is advisable to pre-book online or with one of the friendly visitor centre staff. Search below or get in touch via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911.

Victoria Johnson

Author Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson is a born communicator - having won the West Australian Young Writers Contest for 10 consecutive years, she has a passion and flair for writing, and a keen eye for detail. Victoria loves all things Margaret River, in particular its food, wine, hiking trails and beaches.

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