Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Alastair McLeod is one very proud Australian. The much loved chef and TV personality has roots in far north Queensland: his grandfather hailed from Erub Island in the eastern Torres Strait, and his mother was raised on a remote cane farm. Alastair’s experience in the kitchen is extensive; he’s worked at Michelin listed restaurants across the world, such as Roscoff in Belfast, United Kingdom and Da Giovanni in Torino, Italy. He’s also worked at La Fregate in Collioure, France and one of Scotland’s finest restaurants, The Ubiquitous Chip, in Glasgow.
His Australian tenures have included roles as executive chef at the Brisbane stalwart Baguette which, under Alastair’s stewardship, won back to back Restaurant and Caterer awards and saw the restaurant inducted into the hall of fame. Alastair is a popular presenter on Channel Seven’s The Great South East and Network 10’s Ready Steady Cook. He filmed two seasons of Off The Eaten Track, a food series that shone the spotlight on the producer and was screened nationally and sold around the world.