Simon Bryant (chef)

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Simon Bryant (born 1965, Exeter, Devon, England) is an Australian cook.[1]

Bryant featured alongside South Australian Maggie Beer on the ABC program The Cook & The Chef. The show aired more than 150 episodes over four years, attracting more than 600,000 viewers nationally per week.[2]

Bryant was with Hilton Adelaide for more than 10 years, commencing as a Commis Chef, followed by 18 months as a Chef de Partie in ‘The Grange’ with Cheong Liew and rapidly working his way up to Senior Sous Chef of ‘The Brasserie’.[3][4] ‘The Brasserie’ was his break, where he was promoted to Executive Chef overseeing 33 staff, 2 of the state's leading restaurants, a quick service deli, and as South Australia’s largest hotel, the largest catering and room service operations in the state.[5]

Awards and presentations[edit]

  • 2007 Hotel Management Magazine Awards for Excellence – Executive Chef of the Year [6]
  • 2008 Restaurant and Catering Association (SA) – Chef of the Year [7]
  • ‘Last Leaf’ column in South Australian gourmet magazine Sumptuous.
  • South Australian Ambassador for Earth Hour 2008 and 2009.[8]
  • WOMAD 2008 – Presented native Australian produce at ‘Taste the World’
  • Presenter at Department of Environment and Heritage ‘Reclaim the Food’ Chain event[9]
  • Ambassador for the Animal Welfare League and official Food Ambassador for Animals Asia [10]
  • Campaigned for legislative change enabling Food Donor Laws to be changed – Hilton Adelaide now donates all unsold food to the Hutt Street Centre for the homeless daily
  • First South Australian business to gain RSPCA Choose Wisely accreditation
  • Botanic Gardens Foundation Kitchen Garden Ambassador[11]


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