Chefs of Distinction / Chronological

Teage Ezard

Teage completed his apprenticeship under the guidance of renowned chef, Hermann Schneider, whose restaurant, Two Faces, in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra, was long regarded as one of Australia’s best.

In 1994 he joined the small Fitzroy restaurant, Guernica, as head chef. During Teage’s time at Guernica the restaurant achieved many awards for excellence and its fame spread as his innovative style became recognized and applauded.

In 1999 Teage realized his life-long ambition by opening his own restaurant, ezard, in Flinders Lane, Melbourne. In its first year, Ezard was awarded the much sought after "Two Hats" and named as Best New Restaurant in The Age Good Food Guide, the bible to all that’s best in the Australian restaurant scene.

In The Age Good Food Guide 2003 Teage Ezard was named ‘Chef of the Year’ an award which needs little definition and brings with it recognition of the "dazzling, sometimes provocative" dishes which have become his trademark.

Teage’s famous cuisine, as served in ezard restaurant and set to adorn the tables at OPIA, is termed "Australian free style," with the primary although by no means only influences the cuisines of Asia, particularly China and Thailand.

Teage is in demand as a guest chef and demonstrator and has appeared in Australia and internationally at many culinary events. He actively supports many charities, including Oz Child, Very Special Kids and St. Vincent’s Institute, and continues to showcase his restaurant and food through the creation of dinners and events which help to position Melbourne as a great dining city.

Teage’s first book, released in March 2003, is in its third print run. Simply called ezard, it is designed to enthuse home cooks to extend their culinary boundaries. A second book is planned for publication early 2006.

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