Speakers Profile - Gary Mehigan










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Melbourne

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Mr Mehigan has called Melbourne home since 1991, and has worked at a plethora of venues including the gracious Burnheim Beeches, Browns Restaurant, Novotel Melbourne, and Sofitel Melbourne.

Gary did his apprenticeship and formative years of cooking in London, where being passionate about food was about the only thing that got you through. Not only was it London, but the Connaught and the Souffle, two of the most elite dining rooms in the UK, at the time.

You would think two thriving restaurants in food obsessed Melbourne would be enough for an accomplished Chef! But not Gary Mehigan, who is expanding his ever burgeoning TV Cooking career.

Prior to his first series 'Good Chef Bad Chef, Gary was a regular on Channel Ten's first series of 'Ready Steady Cook', appeared in the 'Just Add Braun' television commercial on the Lifestyle Channel in 2003 and in the Great Chefs Show you how television advertisement for La Gina Tomatoes in 2002.

2009 has been a busy year for Gary who recently was seen as one of the three judges on the runaway success television show "Masterchef
Australia" . Gary also has a regular Cooking role on Channel Tens '9am with David & Kim'. He has also just completed the first series of 'Boys Weekend' which has aired worldwide in over 12 countries. His series of 'Good Chef, Bad Chef' which he completed in 2007 has been bought by several overseas networks including UK FoodTV, and has gone into a second series in 2009.

Gary is constantly in demand to appear as a Guest Chef and Speaker for Food Festivals and the Corporate Speaking circuit.



Gary has a long list of TV credits to his name including Channel Ten’s Australian version of Ready Steady Cook, he is a charismatic Chef, who has always had great vision and business acumen. Thus, the birth of Fenix, Garys complex in Richmond, and his new baby, 'The Maribyrnong Boathouse'.


Prior to his first series 'Good Chef Bad Chef, Gary was a regular on Channel Ten's first series of 'Ready Steady Cook', appeared in the 'Just Add Braun' television commercial on the Lifestyle Channel in 2003 and in the Great Chefs Show you how television advertisement for La Gina Tomatoes in 2002.