Owner, Director & Executive chef of The Rockpool Group Neil Perry AM is one of Australia’s leading and most influential chefs. He manages seven award-winning restaurants in Australia — Rockpool, Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Spice Temple Sydney and Melbourne, and Rosetta Ristorante — and develops quarterly menus for Qantas’ International First and Business Class travellers. He is also author of eight highly successful cookbooks and his recipes are regularly published in Australia’s most prominent food columns. Since opening his most celebrated restaurant — Rockpool — in 1989, Neil has long been a fan of using dried fruits and nuts in cooking, both at home and in his restaurants. They conquer all cuisines — from Mediterranean to Middle Eastern, Asian and even Modern Australian where he will go out of his way for the best macadamia nuts to use across all courses from entree to dessert.