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Mike McEnearney

Executive Chef & Owner | No. 1 Bent Street and Kitchen by Mike

Sydney, Australia

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Business, Work & Strategy
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
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Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

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About me & my work:

I am the executive-chef and owner of No. 1 Bent St Sydney and Kitchen by Mike. I am also the Creative Director of Carriageworks Farmers Markets.

I began my career in 1990, at Sydney’s internationally renowned Rockpool, before moving to London, where I worked at the Michelin- starred Pied a Terre, and ran the kitchens of Mezzo, Bluebird, The Pharmacy and Scott’s. Returning to Australia in 2006 to lead the kitchen at Rockpool. In 2011 launched Mike’s Table, an acclaimed underground dining experience which gained cult status. Kitchen by Mike opened in 2012 and was swiftly awarded Best Café in the Time Out Sydney Food Awards.

The ingenious Kitchen by Mike canteen style eatery, champions egalitarian dining and the use of the best local and seasonal produce. In 2014, I pioneered the creation of Australia’s first urban Physic Garden, putting a new spin on the kitchen garden, and underpinning his long held belief that food is medicine.

A natural evolution of Kitchen By Mike has been the 2016 launch of No.1 Bent Street in Sydney’s CBD. Offering a slightly more refined dining experience whilst still maintaining my egalitarian, generous spirited and approachable attitude to food and eating out.

A strong belief and trust in simplicity, generosity and sustainable wholefoods form the foundation of everything I do. The joy of eating real food, in its purest form is at the helm of all of my endeavors. My business covers more than just restaurants. I have a number of publishing projects, a product range along with creative direction and consultancy. In 2015 my first book won ‘Best Chef Cookbook’ at the Gourmand Awards. My second book due for release in late 2017.

Every venture that I associate with marries with my produce-driven ethos. Consistency is the key to my continued success across a number of businesses, with many more to come.

My links:

No.1 Bent Street

Kitchen by Mike

Carriageworks Farmers Market

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