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Callum Hann Admits Being A Chef Is Too Hard

In the tell us something we don’t know category, Callum Hann admits to the SMH that the rigours of being a chef is all too hard.

He told the newspaper:

“I guess because I’ve worked as a kitchen hand in my former life I had an idea of how a kitchen runs, but I certainly wasn’t used to working the long hours that chefs work,” he says.

Anyway he is stilling managing to get work due to his appearance on Masterchef Australia.

Hann has been commissioned to travel around the country visiting university colleges, teaching students how to cook healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget that move beyond two-minute noodles.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” he says, while tending to the pumpkin for the risotto he’s making for lunch. “Because as a uni student myself (Hann studied mechanical engineering before deciding, via MasterChef, that food was his thing) and having to live off a miserly budget, I’ve got a few good ideas for them.”

He has decided to flick engineering and follow a career in food.

Now, he’s far more focused on following his passion, and quite happy, at his young age, to see where that takes him. When his uni gig is over, he will turn his attentions to developing a food education program in some of the schools near where he lives. And who knows? If that works out, he may look to expand. And if it doesn’t, that’s OK too. “I’d even consider going back to uni to teaching, and (then) teaching home ec,” he says.

It will be interesting to see where he is at in the next couple of years. Is buddy Matthew Caldicott is already back being an accountant, Claire Winton Burn is back working in the law. Let us hope Adam Liaw, and Jimmy Servai’s gets thier restaurant’s up and running to fly the cooking flag for the Masterchef Australia alumni.

Thanks Maz for link.

Also if you want to know what is going on in Callum’s food life go to his blog Callum’s Kitchen.


1 smauge { 03.01.11 at 9:33 am }

I follow Jonothan on Twitter and he seems to be entrenched in the foodie industry now, still working towards having his own restaurant.

2 brain dead dave { 03.01.11 at 3:49 pm }

Seems like only yesterday he was burning custard on national TV. The sweating and the zits. Don’t know if I can follow the link to Callum’s Kitschen.

3 Reality Raver { 03.02.11 at 1:48 am }

Smauge – good to hear about JOnothan, as I thought he could cook. Also probably has the drive and brains to actually run an eating establishment.

Brain Dead Dave – Still cannot believe he came runner up