Gary Mehigan's Profile

Gary is known to viewers due to his pivotal role on the ratings smash hit Masterchef Australia. The show has broken ratings records in Australia and is now airing worldwide. Masterchef Australia series 6 is currently in production.

Before MasterChef Australia, Gary was teaching Australians to cook on shows like Boy's Weekend and Good Chef, Bad Chef. He has written 4 best selling cook books including Gary Mehigan's Comfort Food and Gary Mehigan's Favourites, and Your Place or Mine & Cook With Us with fellow MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris.

Gary has been a chef for 30 years and knows a thing or two about running a restaurant. His natural leadership qualities command attention but more than that he is a great teacher with a soft heart. Gary trained in London at The Connnaught Hotel and Le Souffle at The InterContinental, under two of London's luminaries of the time, Michel Bourdan and Peter Kromberg. He moved to Melbourne in 1991 heading up some of the cities most prominent restaurants, including Burnham Beeches Country House, Browns Restaurant, Hotel Sofitel and his own restaurants Fenix, which he opened in 2000 and the Maribyrnong Boathouse in 2005.

Gary has since formed a catering company Big Kitchen Events, which is a VRC certified caterer and opened a second cafe 64 Sutton Street in North Melbourne.