His love of food and cookery became evident at an early age and was greatly encouraged by his Italian Grandmother. Geoff’s Nonna would mentor him in her kitchen
Aged 16, Geoff embarked on his chef apprenticeship at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club under the expert hands of Executive Chef Mark Weatherly who himself was trained at London’s bastion of classical French haute cuisine Le Gavroche, the first UK restaurant to be awarded three Michelin Stars.
In his career he proved himself in Melbourne’s household names like Donavans and Pantry Restaurant. As well as in Queensland running Bistro 3 and being the chef on fishing yachts creating daily amazing fresh seafood dishes.
Geoff goes by, “Food shouldn’t be confusing. The freshest ingredients are always the best.”
Phil Thornley (VIC)