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Chefs of the House Peter Gilmore

15 & 16 August 2024

During August, four of Australia's leading chefs will curate and host a series of dinners in one of the Opera House's most exclusive, hidden spaces for a night of culinary delights. 

As part of the Chefs of the House series, Bennelong with Executive Chef Peter Gilmore, will present The Icons of Bennelong, a culinary experience that draws on menu items from opening night through to current day. 

It's an absolute honour to represent Bennelong and our incredible team for Chefs of the House. 

Peter Gilmore

Meet the Chef

Peter Gilmore is the Executive Chef at two of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic restaurants - Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House and Quay restaurant across the harbour in The Rocks. Peter was born and bred in Sydney. He was inspired to cook at a young age and started his apprenticeship at 16, then spent his twenties working in kitchens overseas and in country New South Wales, developing his own style. 

Peter describes his cuisine as food inspired by nature and as a passionate gardener himself, he was one of the first chefs in Australia to embrace heirloom varieties of vegetables and continues to work in partnership with small producers who cultivate produce exclusively for both Bennelong and Quay.

Peter’s creative and original cuisine has seen both restaurants receive an unprecedented number of Australian and international awards. He has released three cookbooks - Quay: Food Inspired by Nature published in 2010; Organum: nature, texture, intensity, purity in 2014; and From The Earth published in 2018.

Peter continues to be a leading figure in Australia’s vibrant food scene.

Other information

1 – 2 Aug 2024 Experiences

Danielle Alvarez: Winter Harvest Symphony

Danielle Alvarez presents Winter Harvest Symphony.  As an ode to the art of seasonal gastronomy, join Danielle as she takes you on a culinary journey of dishes featuring seasonal ingredients directly sourced from local small farms and producers while Lux String Quartet perform throughout the evening.

8 – 9 Aug 2024 Experiences

Mark Olive: Dreamtime

Mark Olive presents Dreamtime. Having always persisted in his passion for his culture and promoting the significance of native Australian produce, Mark has carefully curated an intimate evening that will showcase his personal food philosophy through a thoughtfully curated menu, visual projections, and a live performance by First Nations duo, Marimayi

29 – 30 Aug 2024 Experiences

Matt Moran: Ocean to Table

Matt Moran presents Ocean to Table. Taking inspiration from Australia’s vast coastline and the importance of food origin and sustainability, Matt has carefully curated an intimate evening that will showcase his sustainable food philosophy through an exclusive menu while visual projections based on Dr Fiona Hillary's Reverberating Futures masterwork will illuminate the space.

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