Wellington 2015

3-5 Sep, Thu-Fri: 10pm-6am, Sat 10pm–5am, Westpac Stadium

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Ben Bayly

Ben Bayly

Ben Bayly was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Waikato. As a young chef, he was awarded Commis Chef of the Year 1999, National Youth Skills 2000, and received the Bill Gallagher scholarship at Johnson and Wales University of Culinary Arts in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 
 
Ben then spent the next eight years working in a number of famed restaurants around the worldincluding the likes of Fenix in Melbourne, Le Crique in Las Vegas, The Square & the Ledbury in the U.K, and Restaurant Jean-Paul Jeunet and Atelier de Joel Robuchon in France.
 
In 2009 Ben returned home to New Zealand and is the executive chef of the 3 Hat restaurant, The Grove. In 2013 he opened the Italian restaurant Baduzzi on Auckland’s North Wharf, immediately gaining 2 Hats in the Cuisine Good Food Guide. 

Other awards include Metro Supreme Restaurant of the Year Award 2010 & 2011, Best Cuisine Metropolitan Restaurant 2012, Best Speciality Restaurant 2014 & Cuisine Good Food Guide Chef of the Year 2014.

After a successful season as a judge on MKR in 2014, Ben will be returning to New Zealand television screens for the second series in 2015.


See Ben Bayly live in Wellington 2015

Friday 4 September
Classic French cooking with a twist
2:30pm-3:15pm Whirlpool Cooking Theatre

My Kitchen Rules judge Ben Bayly is also the award-winning Head Chef at both The Grove and Baduzzi in Auckland.

His live cooking demonstration features the kind of cooking for which he is justly renowned: modern dishes infused with classic French techniques.

The question is: will his informative lesson taking a whole rabbit and turning it skillfully into ballotine of rabbit with Champagne velouté, butter poached crayfish and caviar,  win a place at your table?


Recipes by Ben Bayly


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