Author(s): Scott Pickett
What does it mean to be a great cook? What does it take to be an owner & chef? Scott Pickett, owner-chef of two celebrated Melbourne restaurants, began his career at the age of 14 in a winery restaurant and did his apprenticeship with two notable Adelaide chefs. He has learnt his craft with some of the greats - Phil Howard of The Square in London, Philippe Mouchel in Melbourne. A Cook's Story tells of a life that combines a passion for food with the art and crafts of cooking. It's an open and sometimes confronting account of dramas in the kitchen, the roller-coaster of opening one restaurant, the demands of opening a second, the pleasures and challenges of competition and success. Noted chef and owner Scott Pickett worked with respected food writer Rita Erlich to tell his story.