Gabriel Gaté

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Gabriel Gaté
Born 1955
Loire Valley
Culinary career

Gabriel Gaté (born 1955 in Loire Valley) is a French chef living in Australia.[1] He has appeared on a number of Australian television shows and in 2000, Gaté received the La Croix de Chevalier dans L’Ordre du Merite Agricole.[2]

Early life[edit]

Gabriel was born in the Loire Valley in France in 1955 in a small village where the family grew their own vegetables and made their own wine. His grandmother taught him to cook. Later he served his chef's apprenticeship under Master Chef, Albert Augereau, at the "Jeanne de Laval" restaurant in western France. Then he worked in Paris at the renowned fish restaurant, Prunier, at the Berkeley Hotel in London and under Alain Senderens at L'Archestrate, a three-star restaurant in Paris.[2]

He met his Australian wife Angie when she was studying French at the Sorbonne and the couple moved to Australia to live in 1977.


Gabriel has authored 18 cookbooks, all have been national best sellers; several have won international awards and he has total sales of over 1,000,000 copies. His first book was French Cuisine for Australians. His second, Family Food, was published by Anne O'Donovan in association with the Anti-Cancer Council, as were his next two books, Smart Food and Good Food Fast. The three books have together sold 500,000 copies.[2]

The three following cookbooks - Favourite Fast Recipes, Television Recipes and Great Cakes and Desserts - have brought his sales over 700,000.[2]

Life in Australia[edit]

Gaté came to Australia in 1977 with his Melbourne-born wife, and has since established himself as a popular chef in Melbourne and one of the leading influences on the way Australians cook today.

As one of the most talented modern cookery show presenters, Gabriel's credits include:

  • Fun in the Kitchen (Channel 7)
  • The Good Food Show (ABC)
  • What's Cooking (Channel 9)

He has presented cookery segments on many lifestyle programs including Taste Le Tour (SBS Television, as part of the coverage of the Tour de France), Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton (Channel 10), Everybody (ABC Television) and Body and Soul (Channel 9). Gabriel won a World Food Media Silver Award in Adelaide in 1999 for best Cooking Segment within a Television Show.

Gabriel is the author of 20 cookbooks. Several have won international awards with sales of over 1 Million copies.

Gabriel is in constant demand to demonstrate his outstanding skills as a chef and speaker.

Special Awards[edit]

Since 2001 Gaté has been selected each year by the Victorian Premier's Department as an Ambassador for the Australia Day celebrations.

On 14 July 2000 (Bastille Day) Gaté was presented with one of France's highest honours, La Croix de Chevalier dans L'Ordre du Merite Agricole, for his contribution to promoting French gastronomy.

In 1988 Gaté hosted the CSIRO produced cooking series "The Good Food Show" which screened on the ABC.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Gabriel Gate - Full Biography". ICMI Speakers & Entertainers. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d Speaker Gabriel Gate Full Biography - Speakers Bureau @ ICMI

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