Author(s): Mark LaBrooy
Darren Roberston and Mark LaBrooy are the faces of a new, grassroots approach to cooking -- delicious food based on an ethos of community, sustainability and growing-it-local.
Darren Robertson moved to Australia in 2001 to work with chef Tetsuya Wakuda, becoming head chef at Sydney's internationally acclaimed Tetsuya's. Darren was co-host of the television show "Love to Share", is the host of "Charcoal Kitchen" on Foxtel's LifeStyle Channel, and a judge on Channel 10's new series "Recipe to Riches". Mark LaBrooy completed his apprenticeship at Sydney's Tetsuya's, then spent the next seven years travelling, including two years as sous-chef at Josef, a fine dining restaurant in Zurich. Today, both Darren and Mark work at Three Blue Ducks - a Sydney institution, that evokes a sense of good, honest food and of strong community spirit.