George Dimitrios Calombaris is an Australian chef and restaurateur. Calombaris was one of the judges of the Network 10 series MasterChef Australia from 2009 to 2019. Prior to his role on MasterChef Australia, Calombaris appeared regularly on the daytime Network Ten cooking show Ready Steady Cook. He owns several restaurants in Melbourne. His flagship restaurant, The Press Club, was awarded The Age Good Food Guide "Best New Restaurant 2008" with Calombaris named "Chef of the Year 2008". Calombaris draws on his Greek, Cypriot and Italian heritage for inspiration. In 2019, Calombaris's company MAdE Establishment Group admitted to underpaying $7.83 million in wages to 515 employees, which was back-paid. MAdE agreed to pay $200,000 to the Australian Government and to undertake a number of other activities. In February 2020, MAdE went into voluntary administration with the majority of its venues closed immediately.
|Born:||George Dimitrios Calombaris, October 04, 1978, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Style:||Greek, Italian, French, Mediterranean|
About George Calombaris
Australian chef and restaurateur who served as a judge on the reality television series MasterChef Australia. He previously appeared on the cooking show Ready Steady Cook.
He started his career as a culinary apprentice to Raymond Capaldi at Melbourne's Hotel Sofitel.
He was voted one of the top forty chefs in the world by Global Food and Wine Magazine in 2004.
He and his partner, Natalie Tricarico, have a son named James and a daughter named Michaela.
He judged MasterChef Australia and helped to crown Adam Liaw as the program's second season winner.
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