Christine Manfield

Christine Manfield

Christine Manfield

Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs – a curious cook, a perfectionist inspired by the culinary melting pot of global flavours and native ingredients, a keen advocate for keeping it local and supporting community, a writer whose successful, award winning books – Indian Cooking Class, Tasting India, A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan, Dessert Divas, Fire, Spice, Stir, Paramount Cooking and Paramount Desserts have spiced up the lives of keen cooks everywhere.

As one of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her professional culinary life as restaurateur culminated in three award winning restaurants: Paramount in Sydney 1993 to 2000, East@West in London 2003 to 2005 and Universal in Sydney 2007 to 2013. She continues to collaborate with chefs and industry colleagues hosting pop-up events in Australia.

2024 has seen Christine add her name to 3 food-based digital platforms for a broad consumer reach. Some of her signature curries can be purchased from the Providoor menu and home delivered (providoor.com); books previously out of print have now been digitised and available for purchase through a subscription from CKBK, a UK based online publishing site (ckck.com); and a selection of go-to recipes from her broad repertoire can be accessed through Australian based Culinary Wonderland (culinarywonderland.com).

An inveterate traveller, Christine has hosted bespoke culinary adventures to exotic destinations including India, Italy, South America, Bhutan, France, SE Asia, Spain, Morocco and New Zealand over the past 24 years. Since 2020 saw a new paradigm, Christine has sharpened her focus to regional Australian destinations for meaningful, sustainable and immersive experiences highlighting our First Nations indigenous culture, including her Tweed Coast Food Adventures exploring her immediate backyard, and hosting wilderness food safaris to NT Top End, SA Ikara/Flinders Ranges and Tasmania, with a view to expanding to other food destinations around Australia.

Hosted Events

Sat 29 June

19:00-22:30

East Meets West Dinner with Christine Manfield

Christine is world-class when it comes to Asian cooking. Her award wining books champion the use of spice and unique produce and this dinner will be no different. A five-course Asian degustation, championing the best of the West’s produce combined with native ingredients and a whole lot of flavour. All with Southern Forests wine pairings.
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Sun 30 June

10:00-12:00

Chef's Cabin with Christine Manfield

An opportunity to learn from the master of spice herself. Christine Manfield is renowned for her punchy dishes that never go easy on the spice and are bountiful in flavour. As one of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her professional culinary life as restaurateur culminated in three award winning restaurants (Paramount in Sydney 1993 to 2000, East@West in London 2003 to 2005 and Universal in Sydney 2007 to 2013). Take your palette on a journey of spice and truffle in this intimate masterclass…
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