Four Australian chefs were among a group of 40 to participate in global food event, The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle. Ben Shewry from Melbourne’s Attica, Dan Hunter from Birreguna based Brae, Paul Carmichael from Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney and Jock Zonfrillo from Adelaide’s Orana.
While the participating chefs and restaurants are announced, the swaps remain a secret to the public until the night. Created by Italian food writer Andrea Petrini, the event serves to shake up the global restaurant industry, testing the boundaries of international cuisine and challenging the culinary repertoire of the world’s top chefs.
For the second Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle held in 2016, Blaine Wetzel from Willows Inn on Lummi Island, USA was chosen to cook at celebrated restaurant Brae located on The Great Ocean Road in Victoria and placed number 65 on the World’s 100 Best Restaurants list in 2016. Adeline Grattard of Chinese inspired Parisian restaurant Yam T’cha, was sent to Attica, the only Australian restaurant to be featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016, coming in at number 33.
Check out some of their experiences whilst cooking in two of Australia’s best restaurants.