Stefano Manfredi showcases some of our best local produce in this wonderful demonstration style class. Book now to avoid disappointment. To book please go to our Bent on Food Cookery School page.
Saturday 27th April 2013
Stefano Manfredi is recognised as one of Australia’s leading chefs and internationally as a master of modern Italian cuisine. He has influenced the way we eat since first opening The Restaurant Manfredi in 1983, which was awarded a coveted Three Chefs Hats by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 1995.
More than two decades later, Manfredi has owned and operated several restaurants in Sydney, most notably the award winning Restaurant Manfredi (1983-1996) and Bel Mondo (1996-2002).
In October 2002, Stefano travelled to Italy to be presented with the inaugural trophy from the Italian International Culinary Institute for Foreigners by the Italian Prime Minister and his inclusion as one of Italy’s internationally recognised chefs in the first English translation of The Silver Spoon 2005 firmly cemented his reputation as ‘The Godfather’ of Italo-Australian cooking. He recently contributed to the second edition of The Silver Spoon, re-released in September 2011.
Since 1989, Stefano has continued to write on food and cooking, published four books, taught and presented master classes, made numerous television appearances locally and overseas, developed the successful coffee brand Espresso di Manfredi by Piazza D’Oro and remains a passionate advocate for local, sustainable and seasonal produce.
In 2007, inspired by its coastal and rural setting, Stefano took the helm at Bells at Killcare with the creation of hatted restaurant Manfredi at Bells . Here he has overseen the planting of extensive kitchen gardens which inspire a more pastoral rendition of his cuisine. A year later with the establishment of sister property Pretty Beach House high on the escarpment of The Bouddi Peninsula , Manfredi's cuisine found a second home and can be enjoyed as part of the all inclusive guesthouse offering, his seasonal Italian-style cuisine is avaiable all day, ‘casalinga style’.
Whilst maintaining his commitment at Manfredi Bells and Pretty Beach House , in 2011 Manfredi opened Balla at The Star casino, heralding his much-anticipated return to the Sydney dining scene. The restaurant offers modern Milanese cuisine in an Italian Osteria setting.
Stefano currently writes a weekly food column Seasonal for the Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum section, leads an annual cooking tour to Italy and enjoys making salami and sausages with his friend Pino.