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Is Colin Fassnidge This Year’s New Celebrity Chef?

The good thing about Masterchef Australia is that it showcases a lot of Australian chefs on the show.

And one that was like a breathe of fresh air this week was Colin Fassnidge of the Four In Hand in Paddington.

The irish man combined bad boy sexiness, with humour and also a dash of niceness to have the female viewers swooning.

The moment when his hands picking up the hot pans straight out of the oven, was just as sexy as Matt Preston in Season 1 caressing the paella crust.

Why have we seen so little of him on our screens before, surely he would be a perfect addition to Boys Weekend?

The Sunday Telegraph says he is not interested in becoming another celebrity chef.

The article states:

“I actually like my job. Some people, they don’t do anything else but their own cookery shows when they haven’t cooked for years,” Fassnidge told The Sunday Telegraph.

“If I did do a show it would be a good show. If you do these things it’s got to be on your own terms and not be (made to look) a fool, like making you wear a clown suit and dance around a studio.”

Is that a veiled swipe at Dancing With The Stars contestant and My Kitchen Rules host, chef Manu Fieldel?

“F**k, I’d be kicked off in the first week. Look I don’t knock your man Manu but he’s not going to go back in the kitchen again … and that’s fine, he’s changed careers.

” He’s going to make a lot of money out of that, but don’t go back and say you’re a fulltime chef.”

An avid fan of Twitter, Fassnidge delivers commentary as sharp as the knives he wields.

Last year a stoush with veteran Sydney chef Tony Bilson became public via the social networking site “we’ve kissed and made up” while Fassnidge has also fired off Twitter barbs, sometimes mid service, aimed at staff and diners.

“And tonight’s f**k-up … Function ordered whole pig … Someone forgot to put in the book. F**k! Thatswhychefs hatewaiters!” Fassnidge tweeted several months ago.

He seems quite refreshing. You can follow him on Twitter @fourinhand



1 Mia { 05.22.11 at 9:22 pm }

At least Manu has more productive things to do with his time than sit around and bitch about other (far more successful) chefs on Twitter.

2 Phuoc'n Delicious { 05.22.11 at 9:24 pm }

HAHA I remember that tweet! It was indeed funny (well not for Colin or his staff) but having worked in the industry, I could feel the stress (and anger) levels go through the roof.

Gotta love the Irish men and their accents *swoon*

3 Culinary Boner { 05.23.11 at 3:45 pm }


4 Mr P { 05.28.11 at 3:32 pm }

what a twat

5 Reality Raver { 05.28.11 at 10:17 pm }

Mr P you make that sound like a negative thing. LOL

6 Tash { 03.14.13 at 10:24 pm }

Sexy?? Bresh of fresh air? Whereas its nice to see new chefs, this guy just whines, I don’t like it, I don’t like it. Its like hes trying to be Gordon Ramsay but Gordon knows when to charm.

7 Kombigrub { 04.04.13 at 11:35 am }

If this rude cook ends up replacing Manu I will not watch MKR Arrogant knob head.

8 sydneycool { 04.07.13 at 7:38 am }

gotta love the man – forget about the man think about the food