Graeme Hunt

Executive Chef at Chin Chin
Participating in their 2nd CEO CookOff

SEE WHAT CEO COOKOFFTM IS ALL ABOUT

I'm helping OzHarvest raise $3,000,000 to feed those in need in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff

I'm participating in OzHarvest's 2019 CEO CookOff, where top CEOs, chefs and companies work together to make a difference to Australia’s most vulnerable and reduce food waste.

We'd love your support in helping our organisation reach our fundraising goal! Every $1 donated to OzHarvest means they can deliver 2 meals to those in need.

Watch the video to see what this means to the people OzHarvest helps.

Stay tuned for the journey!

My Bio

For over a decade, Graeme Hunt has spent his professional working career as a loyal and respected chef within the Rockpool Group.

Graeme appeared destined to become a chef long before even he knew it. His parents fondly recall that unlike most children, Graeme’s preferred play toy was his frypan!

Graeme was given his first taste of life in a working kitchen when he took an after school job at the local bowling club. It was while working there that Graeme had a chance encounter with a former Rockpool employee who offered to put Graeme’s name forward to Neil Perry’s company as a potential apprentice.

After spending the first year of his apprenticeship at XO, Graeme was transferred to Rockpool’s flagship Sydney venue. It was there that Graeme honed his fine dining skills under the mentorship of respected head chef, Mike McEnearney (No.1 Bent St). During his three and half years at Rockpool, Graeme developed a respect and appreciation for honest cooking.

When the company expanded its Sydney doors to Spice Temple and Rockpool Bar & Grill, Graeme was part of the opening teams of both restaurants, spending three years as Sous Chef at the latter.

The opportunity to move to Melbourne and be involved in a brand new venture arose in 2012 with the opening of Rosetta Ristorante in Melbourne’s Crown Casino. As Senior Sous Chef, Graeme helped successfully bring the vision for this new restaurant to life.

Two years later, Graeme was offered the opportunity to move across to neighbouring restaurant Spice Temple. It was here that Graeme was encouraged to embrace his maternal Chinese roots and immerse himself in the world of Asian cuisine.

Less than a year later, Graeme was promoted to Head Chef at Spice Temple. He took the reins at the age of 30, making him the youngest Head Chef in the company. During his two years in the role, Graeme’s menu focused on big clean flavours, seasonality and simplicity.

Graeme’s next opportunity sees him joining The Lucas Group as Head Chef at Chin Chin Sydney, and he is excited to be at the helm of this highly anticipated launch. In taking on the role, Graeme intends to bring the much-loved Chin Chin dishes and flair to Sydney diners. They can also to expect some exciting new elements such as wood-fired and rotisserie creations intertwined with the signature Chin Chin flavours.

Outside of the kitchen, Graeme is married to magazine journalist wife, Sharon and had their first child in early 2017. In their downtime, the couple are NRL Wests Tigers tragics and enjoy dining at their favourite haunts, binge-watching TV shows and spoiling their golden retriever.

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

$10,000 raised – Target reached!

Target Increased

$50,000 raised!!!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$3.04k

Lucas Restaurants

$1.19k

Lucas Restaurants

$1.01k

Sydney Direct Fresh Produce

Regards from the SDFP team

$510

Joto

Hi Greame what a great cause.Good on you for participating . From the team at JOTO

$500

Graeme Hunt

$400

Daniel Grieff

Great work Graeme

$260

Jules Crocker

Graeme - great to see you involved with this great cause 🙏👍

$260

Sally Lewis

Cook me up a treat GH see you Monday

$208

Ralph So

🤙🏿

$150

Julian Cincotta

Lots of love from the Butter family

$104

Neisha Woo

$104

Agile Talent

Hi Graeme, Happy to rally my team and get on board. Actually Liz Stiles sits right behind me and it was her suggestion :) Glad I could help. Cheers, Jim

$104

Julian Cincotta

$104

Michael Clift

Go Graeme!

$104

Jacinta Geddes

$104

Jeremy Magan

oui oui oui

$100

Sam Yeung

Well done

$100

Blaq Piq

$100

Sigrid Tuazon

Nice work, Graeme! What a great way to help those in need.

$100

Emilio Basone

$52

Marianna Hunt

Good job Graeme !!

$52

Celia Callow

$52

Andreas Langadinos

Goodluck mate, I always knew you were a good guy.

$52

Barry Ngo

WOKS UP!

$52

Max Mullins

Happy

$52

Ben Torrance

😗

$52

Gayoung Kim

🥳

$52

Vivian Lei

$52

Anonymous

$52

Liz Stiles

$52

Peter Hunt

$52

City Larder - Robbie & Bec

Awesome work for a great cause!

$52

Alwin Paul Dalusong

Goodluck and Godbless Daddycool!👊😬🤦‍♂️

$52

Carla D

Nice work Graeme, you legend!

$52

Katie Ridgway

WOOO!

$50

Louise Tran

Go chef, ya legend!!!! Challenge you to catch up to Jacqui Challinor.

$50

Ron Orgad

$20.80

Jacintha Urquico

$20.80

Anonymous

$15.60

Angeline Gotidoc

For a great cause! 🤘🏻✨

$10.40

Bruna Barrios

Thank you for being great!

$10

Jay Escalante

$10

Roger Sam

$5.20

Dre Daily

Good luck in the cook off chief! 🤘🏻🤘🏻

$5.20

Riki Lindsey

💥💥💥

$5.20

Jessica

:D

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