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Gabriel Gat´┐Ż is a chef with an international reputation as a cookery author, television presenter and cookery teacher. Born in the Loire Valley of France in 1955, his father grew the family fruit and vegetables and made wine from the small family vineyard and his grandmother was an excellent cook who passed on the joys of cooking to her grandson. Gabriel served his apprenticeship with Albert Augereau (renowned as the best chef in the region). He later worked at the famous Paris fish restaurant, Prunier, and with the Savoy Company at the Berkeley Hotel in London. Gate cooked at celebrated three star restaurant of Alain Senderens before moving to Australia and has since established himself as one of the leading influences on the way Australians cook today.
Gabriel's credits include:
Fun in the Kitchen (Channel 7)
The Good Food Show (ABC)
What's Cooking (Channel 9)
He has presented cookery segments on many lifestyle programs including Taste Le Tour (SBS Television),Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton (Channel 10), Everybody (ABC Television) and Body and Soul (Channel 9). Gabriel won a World Food Media Silver Award in Adelaide in 1999 for best Cooking Segment within a Television Show.
Gabriel is the author of 20 cookbooks. Several have won international awards with sales of over 1 Million copies. Gabriel is in constant demand to demonstrate his outstanding skills as a chef and speaker.
Since 2001 Gabriel has been selected each year by the Victorian Premier's Department as an Ambassador for the Australia Day celebrations.
On 14 July 2000 (Bastille Day) Gabriel was presented with one of France's highest honours, La Croix de Chevalier dans L'Ordre du Merite Agricole, for his contribution to promoting French gastronomy.