In the kitchen with Luke Collard


From New York to the United Kingdom to Sydney’s Northern beaches - Luke Collard has traveled from sea to sea, country to country, and restaurant to restaurant, tasting and selecting wines for all.

Although New Zealand-born, Collard’s French roots generated his passion for food and wine at an early age. Since then, he has worked at a number of top restaurants and hotels all over the world, even serving HM Queen Elizabeth. Currently residing in Sydney, he has opened his own company Globe in a Glass, using his wide knowledge to teach others about wine and spirits.

Today, we’re in the kitchen with...

Luke Collard, Group Sommelier at Ormeggio at The Spit, Chiosco, Via Alta, Sotta Sopra all located in Sydney. 

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In the kitchen with Francesco Mannelli


Simplicity and seasonality is central to Tuscan cuisine – and Francesco Mannelli stays true to his Florentine roots no matter where and what he cooks around the globe: specialising in simple dishes executed exceptionally, and always with the best seasonal produce.

The Italian-born Sydneysider has more than 20 years’ experience in kitchens of top restaurants and hotels in Italy and Australia. For the past decade, he has worked in hatted Sydney restaurants including Est, Bistrode CBD and Osteria Balla.

A keen fisherman, artist and globe trotter, Francesco is doing something truly magical at Mode. 

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Francesco Mannelli, Head Chef at Mode Kitchen & Bar, Sydney. 

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