About

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Hello! I’m Amanda – a food, family and travel writer. I’m so glad you stopped by!

Here’s a little bit about me and my Perth food blog…

A Perth Food Blog

In early 2013 I finally turned my food blogging idea into a reality. I’ve been married to a Chef for over a decade (its great having a walking/talking glossary on hand). So for the best part of the last 18 years I’ve been surrounded by the Perth hospitality industry – my brother in law and father in law are also Chefs.

I prefer to use the term “recommendation” and not “review” on my blog. I’d like to only mention places that are worth going to, not focus on negative experiences. Believe me, there are plenty of bad dining places around town. I like to do my research first and usually pick spots that have relatively good reputations to begin with. However, I’m well aware that everyone – including Chefs – have off days. And plus I don’t want to be sued (!). So I focus on those fantastic places around Perth that we’d be happy to tell a friend they must go and try. Hopefully the crappy places get no air time and fade away…

About Me…

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Image by City of Vincent

I’m Perth girl in my thirties who just loves to eat and write about Perth food. I’m also a busy working mum of 9 year old “Little Chef”. My claim to fame is that I’ve worked in a Michelin starred restaurant’s kitchen… albeit as a dishy!!

I’m immensely proud of the city of Perth and my biggest pet hate was the “Dullsville” tag that it couldn’t shake for so long. Over the last few years or two the use of the “D-Word” has diminished almost completely. We’re still in an exciting phase of growth in the city dining and hospitality scene. We’ve come a long way in the last decade. We’re right in the midst of it all – with recent additions Elizabeth Quay, Crown Towers, The Treasury precinct, Yagan Square, Hibernian Place and the Perth City Link! Is it too early to book afternoon tea at the Ritz?!

I was born and bred in the Perth Hills, which many of you will notice, as I have a BIG LOVE for the Kalamunda area and still visit it frequently. I also am immensely proud of my Yorkshire heritage and I have lived in the UK no less than 4 times! My culinary highlight has been dining at a few Michelin starred restaurants over the years, including Heston’s Hinds Head in Bray and Le Jules Verne on the Eiffel Tower.

Besides food – my other love is Formula One (it’s #1 on my bucket list to go to a GP ). I was a total fan girl when I visited Daniel Ricciardo’s RB8 at the WA Motor Museum. I also love the epic series Game of Thrones, visiting some of the locations on our trip to Northern Ireland. Recently I’ve been obsessed about Outlander (Books and TV show). Check it out and thank me later *wink*.

My blog started as an idea that I kept to myself and didn’t really have the confidence or self-belief that I could pull it off. I shared my idea with a few close friends and it’s really thanks to their encouragement that I did “put it out there”. I surprised myself at my blog’s success and created something bigger than I ever expected with over 15,500 followers over my social media platforms (May 2019).

I ;ove writing so much, I have branched out into content creation and social media management for other websites and the Post Newspaper. I also manage the social media for a few WA lifestyle and hospitality companies.

I’m always looking for new opportunities, so please feel free to contact me to discuss.

Contact Me

I would love to hear from you. Please send me an email at thechefswifeperth@outlook.com or a “Private Message” via my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheChefHisWifeTheirPerthFectLife if you would like to get in touch.

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