New Zealand chef Peter Gunn has been paired with Australian designer Christopher Esber to compete in the 2015 S.Pellegrino Young Chef & Young Designer Grand Finale in Milan on June 26 this week.
Gunn and Esber were matched through an S.Pellegrino international scouting to find the best Young Chef and Young Designer in the world.
For the competition Esber has created a dress inspired by Gunn’s signature dish – Cape Grim beef short rib with roast celery vinaigrette and garlic flowers.
With similar creative outlooks, it’s easy to see why the two were paired up. Gunn describes his creative style as “raw and honest”, while Esber’s focus is on purity.
Gunn, a former Porirua local, now runs the kitchen leading Melbourne restaurant Attica. Esber won the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s National Design Award in 2012 and has gone on to show at Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week.