Max Veenhuyzen

A regular contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller, Broadsheet and Taste, renowned journalist, photographer and consultant, Max Veenhuyzen, is a Truffle Kerfuffle staple and your host for the Chef's Cabin series. 

10:00 - 12:00

Sunday 27th Jun

Chefs Cabin with Kenny McHardy

Get soulful with Kenny McHardy around the kitchen bench. Hailing originally from NZ, Kenny’s career as a chef began at the age of 14 and has taken him to Michelin starred kitchens in London and to the celebrated Two Hatted Walters Wine Bar in Melbourne. Kenny’s reputation has continued to excel with the success of Manuka Woodfire Kitchen. He and the team have recently been awarded a Chef’s Hat from the Good Food Guide along with coveted spots in Gourmet Traveller and local top restaurant lists. Including #4 in the Top 50 WA restaurants from the WA Good Food Guide.

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12:45 - 14:45

Sunday 27th Jun

Chefs Cabin with Analiese Gregory

Be curious about nature & slow food with Tassie-based Analiese Gregory. Spending a few years of her childhood traveling remote areas of Australia with her parents, Analiese took up cooking at the age of 15. Her extensive CV starts with her time at Logan Brown in Wellington before traipsing across the world to work in Europe’s most prestigious kitchens, including time at 2 Michelin Star venues. Back in Sydney, Analiese then spent 5 years alongside Peter Gilmore, heading the team at Quay. Countryside beckoned over big city, and having already established strong ties with Tasmania after numerous weekend visits to both friends and producers. This now sees Analiese diving for urchin on her way to work, establishing personal relationships with her growers, and preparing produce driven menus and recipes.

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15:30 - 17:30

Sunday 27th Jun

Chefs Cabin with Brendan Pratt

Embrace local with WA born Brendan Pratt! Brendan joined Vasse Felix in late July 2017. Perth born and trained, his international experience includes positions with Michelin Star Restaurants The Fat Duck and The Ledbury. Since starting at Vasse Felix, Brendan’s food has evolved to feature wine pairing at its core. The kitchen takes inspiration from the flavour profiles and textures of Margaret River wine and the Vasse Felix winemaking style.

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12:45 - 14:45

Saturday 26th Jun

Chefs Cabin with David Coomer

Join esteemed WA Chef turned truffle farmer David Coomer, in the festival's most intimate food, wine & masterclass experience. Hosted by Australian Gourmet Traveller's, Max Veenhuyzen, the Chef's Cabin Series is a unique chance to gather around the kitchen bench with world-class culinary talent.

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15:30 - 17:30

Saturday 26th Jun

Chefs Cabin with Liam Atkinson

Enjoy a little old world charm with Le Rebelle's Liam Atkinson, in the festival's most intimate food, wine & masterclass experience. Hosted by Australian Gourmet Traveller's, Max Veenhuyzen, the Chef's Cabin Series is a unique chance to gather around the kitchen bench with world-class culinary talent.

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