George Calombaris is one of Australia's most talented and respected chefs. In 2004 he was voted one of the "Top 40 chefs of Influence in the World" by The Global Food and Wine Magazine, and he continues to live up to this acclaim. George owns five restaurants: The Press Club, Gazi, Hellenic Republic (Brunswick & Kew) and Mastic, and is also the mastermind behind the souvlaki bar sensation Jimmy Grants. George is the co-author of Your Place or Mine? and Cook with Us, and author of Greek Cookery from the Hellenic Heart. He is also a judge on MasterChef Australia.