Shannon Bennett Biography
Shannon Bennett is an Australian chef and author. He is best known as the head chef of the restaurant Vue de monde at Melbourne’s Rialto Tower. He currently serves as the creative director at the restaurant and its parent company Vue Groups, having previously been the executive chef. He has made many appearances as a guest judge on the popular cooking show MasterChef Australia. He also owns and operates several other hospitality venues in Melbourne – Vue Events at Rialto, The Lui Bar, Bistro Vue, Benny Burger, and Café Vue in two locations – and has written six books. He has appeared on a number of Australian food television shows and he is a brand ambassador for Miele and Audi and Nespresso.
He attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Together with classmate Curtis Stone, he realized a passion for cooking and he was subsequently introduced to the restaurant trade by his uncle Tom. He finished his apprenticeship at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne before working overseas and then returning to Melbourne to open Vue de monde. He was trained at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne for 3 years as an apprentice before working for John Burton Race for 2 years, Marco Pierre White for over 2 years, and Alain Ducasse at Hotel de Paris for a year. In 2003, he was awarded Gourmet Traveller Magazine’s inaugural Best New Talent title. He moved the restaurant in 2005 to Melbourne’s CBD. He was invited to be the first Australian member of the associations Jeunes Restaurateurs D’Europe and Le Grand Tables Du Monde. In 2007 he was a guest His current projects include the complete redevelopment of the Burnham Beeches property while the Vietnamese/French-twist food establishment, “Jardin Tan” opened in July 2014 in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Shannon Bennett Age
He was born on November 23, 1975 in Melbourne, Australia.
Shannon Bennett Wife
He was in a relationship with Australian actress Madeleine West from 2005 to 2018. They split shortly but later came together. The couple has six children.
Shannon Bennett Children
He has six children, Phoenix Bennett, Xalia Bennett, Margaux Bennett, Hendrix Bennett, Xascha Bennett, and Xanthe Bennett.
Shannon Bennett Family
He is the son of Benny Bennett and was raised in Westmeadows, Victoria.