Chef Adrian Richardson and nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin are bringing their distinctive styles of cooking to the screen for a food showdown. Be enticed by Chef Adrian’s delicious yet sinful dishes, or live healthy with Zoe’s heart-friendly creations. Whichever side you choose to align yourself with, you can be sure that both will delight and tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy the series’ good balance of health, indulgence and wit!
Hosted By: Adrian Richardson
Chef Adrian Richardson is the owner and head chef of the successful and bustling La Luna, one of Melbourne’s best Mediterranean bistros in North Carlton, where he has been serving up clean, fresh and innovative food since 1999.
With a simple food philosophy known as “modern Mediterranean”, Chef Richardson uses the freshest ingredients and keeps it simple. His passion for food extends to his commitment to freshness by ripening his own avocados and tomatoes, making his own pasta daily, aging the beef on the bone and even using mushrooms that have only been picked hours before arriving at his restaurant!
Chef Richardson’s passion for cooking and belief in “homemade and home-grown” is attributed to his upbringing from his family. His father was trained as a chef in England and France, and ran the Balzac, a legendary restaurant in East Melbourne. Similarly, his uncles were also chefs. He grew up eating Italian-Middle Eastern-North African cuisine dished up in an Italian household in Melbourne, with vegetables and fruits growing in the garden.
Chef Richardson had his first cooking stint when he was 14 years old, working in cafes and bistros to upkeep his flying lessons (Chef Richardson is now a licensed pilot). He spent time training at the Victoria Arts Centre, Le Restaurant at The Regent Hotel under Dietmar Sawyer, Liam Tomlin and Russell Armstrong. He also worked at the O’Connell’s Hotel in Australia with Greg Malouf and Antony Worrall-Thompson in the United Kingdom. However, it was under the watchful eye of Michael Bacash at Toofey’s where Chef Richardson rounded off his experience and set upon his current course to open his own restaurant.
A regular face on television, Chef Richardson has appeared alongside Tobie Puttock and Jamie Oliver in Jamie’s Kitchen Australia. He is also one of the team of regular chefs on Ready Steady Cook, Fresh, Switching Lives and Good Morning Australia.
Hosted By: Zoe Bingley-Pullin
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Is A Nutritionist, Mother, Chef And Founder Of Nutritional Edge, A Nutritional Consultancy Company Based In Sydney.
She is passionate about food and has a self acclaimed love affair with food. Her passion for food has empowered her to help many people embrace the benefits of food through education. By improving people’s knowledge and understanding of food, she believes they’re able to create and sustain a healthier and more delicious life and their very own love affair with food.
Zoe’s Love Affair With Food Started At A Very Young Age At Home Where She Found Comfort In Cooking.
It was her time spent in the South of France that truly ignited a passion for food. Zoe immersed herself in Provencal culture and uncovered a sensual side to food where produce was fresh and seasonal and cooking was uncomplicated and nourishing to the body and soul.
Today, Zoe Is Committed To Helping Others Improve Their Relationship With Food And Find The Balance That Works For Them.
To impart the lessons Zoe has learnt about looking at food in a positive manner and nourishing from the inside out, she created her online Falling in Love with Food 8-week Program. The Program teaches people how to have a loving attitude towards food for life and shows how health eating can be both delicious and beneficial to health.