Hello! I’m Amanda – The Chef’s Wife. So glad you stopped by, here’s a little bit about us…
A Perth Food Blog
In April 2013 I decided that I would finally turn my food blogging idea into a reality, mainly as I thought I could bring something slightly different to the Perth blogosphere.
My point of difference is that I’m married to a Chef, dine with a Chef (its great having a walking/talking glossary on hand!!) and I can also add a few Chef-related culinary competitions and that kind of thing. I’ve been surrounded by the Perth hospitality industry for well over a decade, not only is my husband a Chef, but also my brother in law and father in law. Chef talk is all that goes on in our family!
Another point about the blog is I say “recommendation” and not “review”, as I’d like to only mention places that are worth going to, not focus on negatives. Oh believe me, there are plenty of bad dining places around town. However, I’m well aware that everyone – including Chefs – have off days. So we’re just going to focus on those fantastic places around Perth that we’d be happy to tell a friend they must go and try.
I’ll add a bit more in future about my busy other half… Here’s the main points;
He’s worked at several 5* Perth Hotels and award winning resorts in WA. Also previously Head Chef at a popular Hillarys restaurant.
He ran his own section for a couple of years at a Michelin starred restaurant in the UK – which he loved every second of.
Currently he’s enjoying a bit of sport, running corporate suite functions at some large venues in and around Perth city.
Member of the National Australian Culinary Team
Member of and (2 times Captain) The Western Australian Culinary Team
Has done cooking demos at festivals, food stores and expos
About the Chef’s Wife…
I’m Perth girl in my early thirties who loves loves loves to eat & write about Perth food. I’m also a busy working mum of 6yr old “Little Chef”.
I’m immensely proud of the city of Perth and my biggest pet hate is the “Dullsville” tag it had for so many years. I’m so happy to see that over the last year or two the use of the “D-Word” has diminished almost completely and we’re now in an exciting phase of growth in the city dining and hospitality scene. We’ve come a long way in the last few years. We’re right in the midst of it all – in another few years with the additions of Elizabeth Quay, Crown Towers, The Treasury precinct and the Perth City Link it will be A-Mazing!! 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!! We had a wonderful holiday there in July 2014 – happy days. Our culinary highlight being dining a a couple of Michelin starred restaurants, including Heston’s Hinds Head in Bray.
Besides food – my other obsessions are Formula One (it’s #1 on my bucket list to go to a GP – preferably at Spa or Monaco) and we also love the fantastic TV series Game of Thrones, visiting some of the locations on our trip to Northern Ireland!
The Chef, His Wife… started as an idea that I had for a couple of years. I kept it to myself and didn’t really have the confidence or self-belief that I could pull it off. Gradually, 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 the popularity of my blog and created something bigger than I ever expected with over 8000 followers on various social medias (as of Jan 2016).
Moving forward I am now branching out into social media management. I have consulted with a large West Australian hotel on a bloggers event and manage the social media for a few WA hospitality companies. I’m always looking for new opportunities, so please feel free to contact me to discuss.
I would love to hear from you. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a “Private Message” via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheChefHisWifeTheirPerthFectLife if you would like to get in touch.