2015 Event Ambassador
‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi is one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and food authors, entertaining and informing Australians with achievable, time-conscious, family-friendly cooking.
For more than ten years Ed has appeared on and hosted a variety of television programs and on radio, and has been published in newspapers, magazines and books.
Best-known as the cooking presenter on Network 7’s Logie-winning ‘Better Homes and Gardens’, he transforms elegant restaurant cuisine into recipes that anyone can prepare at home. Ed’s motto is simple, ‘when you do less, the ingredients can do more!’.
Professionally, Ed has more than twenty years experience cooking in some of the world’s best restaurants, both in Australia and overseas. His chef’s insider tips and tricks for creating great meals can also be found in any of his best-selling books: ‘Nove Cucina’, ‘Dinner in 10’, ‘An Hour’s the Limit’, and ‘The Food Clock’, and through his radio work.
It’s in Ed’s passion for bakery that you’ll find his philosophy of food: cookery is a process of transformation where simple yet perfect flavours become unforgettable meals. For Ed, it’s all about ‘great food, made easy’!
Ed undertakes charity work with Bear Cottage, Cancer Council Australia and The Dry July Foundation. He is a keen gardener, fisherman, swimmer and long distance runner who is the proud father of two beautiful kids (and an irascible dog).