As one of Australia’s most celebrated and revered chefs, Christine Manfield has contributed enormously to the country’s collective table. An inquisitive cook, avid traveller, and perfectionist, Christine is inspired by global flavours as well as local and sustainable produce that supports both communities and the environment.
Having penned the hugely successful and award-winning cookbooks Tasting India, A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan, Dessert Divas, Fire, Spice, Stir, Paramount Cooking and Paramount Desserts, Christine’s influence has flavoured the kitchens of many keen home cooks for decades. One of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her life as a restaurateur culminated in three award-winning restaurants in Australia and abroad: Paramount in Sydney (1993–2000), East@West in London (2003–2005), and Sydney’s Universal (2007– 2013). She continues to collaborate with chefs and industry colleagues hosting pop-up events across Australia, judging the delicious. Produce Awards, and is a mentor to Women in Hospitality (WOHO).