COSTA BERRIES COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS TENT ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY CHEF – MARK OLIVE
Event organisers are delighted to welcome Mark Olive, known as ‘The Black Olive’, to entertain crowds with his charismatic style and creative approach to food at the Bendigo Bank Tumbafest 2019!
Mark Olive is Australia’s most celebrated and renowned Indigenous chef. He has been cooking for more than 30 years and he has developed an esteemed reputation and a large following in Australia and around the world.
Mark is the host of cooking series, The Outback Café, televised in living rooms all over the planet. Mark has a passion for fusing native and Indigenous Australian ingredients with contemporary cooking techniques to create a dynamic and unique gastronomic philosophy. This has led to a remarkable international profile, and the creation of Black Olive Catering, an indigenous catering company in North Melbourne, Victoria.
Mark is also one of three judges on the SBS show The Chef’s Line, which brings home cooks and expert chefs together.
As a Bundjalung man, Mark’s family originated from the Northern Rivers region in NSW. Born in Wollongong, he became interested in cooking as a child after watching his mother and aunts prepare meals. He trained under a European chef and has worked in a variety of kitchen environments ranging from theatres, universities, health services, film sets and in a lá carte restaurants around the globe, as well as cooking in the bush and the earth, some of nature’s greatest appliances.
In 2010 Mark’s business was chosen as one of the destinations on Oprah’s Victorian itinerary when she travelled to Australia with her Ultimate Audience. Her lucky guests were treated to a cultural experience of indigenous food, art and storytelling during Mark’s infamous cooking demonstration.
Celebrity chef Mark Olive will be delivering cooking demonstrations in the Costa Berries Cooking Demonstration Tent at Tumbafest 2019, with two demonstrations daily. Be sure to check out the culinary finesse, meet the chef, and if you’re lucky, sample delectable food creations.
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