From Our Blog..

  • Customer Highlight: Village People Hawker Foodhall

    Customer Highlight: Village People Hawker Foodhall

    Date: 17 August, 2016
    Village People was once an old ballroom and now resembles a bustling South East Asian market, cross between a traditional beer hall which creates an amazing atmosphere Read More...
  • Customer Highlight: Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya

    Customer Highlight: Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya

    "You can easily spend an entire evening in 127 Brunswick Street and still feel like you've been bar hoping all night" Read More...
  • Customer Highlight: Boilermaker House

    Customer Highlight: Boilermaker House

    “A temple of malt whisky and craft beer from the cocktail masters” Read More...
  • Bluebonnet BBQ

    Bluebonnet BBQ

    Bluebonnet is back! Read More...
  • Gnocchi Parisienne Demo

    Gnocchi Parisienne Demo

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  • The BoatHouse

    The BoatHouse

    Date: 13 April, 2016
    A customer of Chefshat since Early 2008, The Boathouse sits on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. Read More...
  • A Night at Morris Jones

    A Night at Morris Jones

    Date: 23 March, 2016
    The Chefs Hat Team had the pleasure of setting up Morris Jones back in late 2011 and they still contuine to suprise our taste buds. Read More...
  • GOURMET CINEMA

    GOURMET CINEMA

    Date: 01 March, 2016
    Melbourne’s newest outdoor cinema experience brings together two of our city’s favourite things: food and film. Read More...
  • Seasoning School - Pepper

    Seasoning School - Pepper

    Date: 19 February, 2016
    Pepper is a wonderful seasoning, but it’s very aromatic and some types carry a lot of heat, so it can overpower the other flavours in a dish. Often intense and invigorating, pepper can easily steal the show with its pungency. So it needs to be treated with respect. Read More...
  • The Best Way to Quickly Ripen an Avocado

    The Best Way to Quickly Ripen an Avocado

    Date: 04 February, 2016
    The Best Way to Quickly Ripen an Avocado Read More...
  • What's Trending Now - Smoked Meats

    What's Trending Now - Smoked Meats

    Date: 01 February, 2016
    We are seeing smoked meats everywhere at the moment! Not just at Le Bon Ton or Fancy Hanks, we’re also seeing our customers making smoked meats at home. Here are a few products & recipes to stay on trend! Read More...
  • 5 Techniques To Try With A Smoking Gun

    5 Techniques To Try With A Smoking Gun

    Date: 27 January, 2016
    5 Techniques To Try With A Smoking Gun Read More...
  • BBQ Flavours Defined

    BBQ Flavours Defined

    Date: 22 January, 2016
    BBQ Flavours Defined - Make sure you have your flavours in order! Read More...
  • Eat The Rainbow

    Eat The Rainbow

    Date: 18 January, 2016
    Eat The Rainbow - Choose one fruit or vege from each colour every day for the best all-round health benefits Read More...
  • Creative Ways to Use Your Ice Cube Tray This Summer

    Creative Ways to Use Your Ice Cube Tray This Summer

    Date: 29 December, 2015
    Creative Ways to Use Your Ice Cube Tray This Summer! Your ice cube tray isn’t just for plain ice cubes any longer, Try a few of these tricks this summer! Read More...
  • Looking Back on the Year That Was 2015

    Looking Back on the Year That Was 2015

    Date: 23 December, 2015
    2015, ‘twas a quick one! So much has happened this year, where to start? We have expanded a lot (and not just in terms of staff or products)! Read More...
  • Holiday Host Checklist

    Holiday Host Checklist

    Date: 17 December, 2015
    It’s almost Christmas & your holiday parties are rapidly approaching. Here are a few tips that may assist you in this busy season! Read More...
  • Everything You Need to Make Pasta!

    Everything You Need to Make Pasta!

    Date: 16 December, 2015
    Everything you need to make homemade pasta! Read More...
  • Holiday Cookie Toolkit

    Holiday Cookie Toolkit

    Date: 14 December, 2015
    Holiday Cookie Toolkit - Everything You Need for the Perfect Cookie! Read More...
  • Glass Jars - Not Just for Preserving!

    Glass Jars - Not Just for Preserving!

    Date: 07 December, 2015
    Glass Jars - Not Just for Preserving! Read More...
  • Technique - Zig Zag Piping

    Technique - Zig Zag Piping

    Date: 02 December, 2015
    The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and other textured effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake, they look great! Read More...
  • Technique - Colour Flow Dragging

    Technique - Colour Flow Dragging

    Date: 01 December, 2015
    Add detail and interest to decorated cookies while still maintaining the smooth, sophisticated look. Read More...
  • Colour Styling - 5 tips on how to effortlessly introduce colour to your kitchen!

    Colour Styling - 5 tips on how to effortlessly introduce colour to your kitchen!

    Date: 30 November, 2015
    Colour Styling - 5 tips on how to effortlessly introduce colour to your kitchen! Read More...
  • Colour Styling - 5 Ways to Use Black on Your Tabletop!

    Colour Styling - 5 Ways to Use Black on Your Tabletop!

    Date: 16 November, 2015
    Colour Styling - 5 Ways to Use Black on Your Tabletop! Read More...
  • Take The Party Outside - Top 5 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining!

    Take The Party Outside - Top 5 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining!

    Date: 13 November, 2015
    Take The Party Outside - Top 5 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining! Read More...
  • BBQ With Woodsmoke Gourmet's BBQ Wraps!

    BBQ With Woodsmoke Gourmet's BBQ Wraps!

    Date: 22 October, 2015
    Wraps infuse food with a subtle Cedar / Alder flavour, while keeping the serving moist and tender. Wraps are excellent for barbecuing delicate foods such as whole Trout, Prawn, Lobster, Scallops, Asparagus – and so much more! Read More...
  • The Top 10 Tools You Need for a Cocktail Party

    The Top 10 Tools You Need for a Cocktail Party

    Date: 20 October, 2015
    Much like an artist’s appreciation for their paintbrush, bartenders see their tools as a synonymous part of the process as their technique. Read More...
  • Seasoning School - Herbs

    Seasoning School - Herbs

    Date: 17 October, 2015
    Herbs are hugely versatile, amplifying the flavour of food to subtly transform and elevate the taste of a dish. Read More...
  • BBQ With Woodsmoke Gourmet's Grill Planks

    BBQ With Woodsmoke Gourmet's Grill Planks

    Date: 16 October, 2015
    Plank cooking is a healthy, fun and delicious method of BBQ cooking. We recommend using your Wildwood grilling plank on the BBQ for optimal smoke flavoured results. Read More...
  • Garlic: The Not So Humble Bulb

    Garlic: The Not So Humble Bulb

    Date: 24 September, 2015
    Garlic is a wonderful ingredient that can add immense flavour to your dish. It creates a lovely irresistible aroma when cooking in your home. It also has many health benefits. As well as being a good way to combat colds, it also aids digestion and circulation. It really is a magical ingredient. Read More...
  • Perfect Your Knife Skills with This Tutorial

    Perfect Your Knife Skills with This Tutorial

    Date: 23 September, 2015
    Perfect your knife skills with this Coin Cut tutorial. Read More...
  • Seasoning School - The Difference Between Herbs & Spices

    Seasoning School - The Difference Between Herbs & Spices

    Date: 16 September, 2015
    Herbs and spices both come from plants, but from different parts. Herbs come from the leafy green part of the plant, whereas spices come from other parts, such as the root, stem, bulb, bark, seeds, flower buds or fruits. Read More...
  • The Benefits of Spiralising

    The Benefits of Spiralising

    Date: 14 September, 2015
    The Benefits of Spiralising - Why everyone should spiralise! Read More...
  • Top 5 Tips & Tricks for Cooking with Spiralisers

    Top 5 Tips & Tricks for Cooking with Spiralisers

    Date: 14 September, 2015
    Top 5 Tips & Tricks for cooking with Spiralisers! Read More...
  • Fruits & Veggies You Can Spiralise

    Fruits & Veggies You Can Spiralise

    Date: 12 September, 2015
    Most commonly spiralised vegetables & how to prepare them! Read More...
  • Meal Planning with Spiralised Vegetables

    Meal Planning with Spiralised Vegetables

    Date: 12 September, 2015
    Whether you’re meal prepping today for a week of healthy lunches or you’re making dinner tonight and want leftovers for lunch tomorrow, this information is for you. Read More...
  • Top 5 Coffee Tips & Tricks

    Top 5 Coffee Tips & Tricks

    Date: 11 September, 2015
    Coffee: A Habit / A Journey / A Ritual Whatever you may call it, it’s an art-form! Here are a few simple tips & tricks we have picked up along the way that ensures great coffee, every time. Read More...
  • 10 Things You Should Have in Your Kitchen

    10 Things You Should Have in Your Kitchen

    Date: 02 September, 2015
    You don’t need to be a professional chef to have the right tools to cook with. We’ve put together a list of items you need to complete your kitchen. Read More...
  • 5 Reasons to Celebrate Spring!

    5 Reasons to Celebrate Spring!

    Date: 01 September, 2015
    There are many reasons to celebrate Spring! Read More...
  • Beware of SOWO!

    Beware of SOWO!

    Date: 25 August, 2015
    We all know how hard bar-tending can be - even simple mixed drinks are far from child’s play when a night is busy and nerves are high. The jigger jitters are real, and as all of us can attest, just pouring alcohol from a bottle into its final serving place can be fraught with shakes, quakes and trouble. Read More...
  • Seasoning School - Vinegar

    Seasoning School - Vinegar

    Vinegar tends to get overlooked as a seasoning. But it can be a wonderful addition to many dishes, as long as you use it carefully. Most importantly, you don’t want to taste the vinegar. Like salt, its function is to build the flavours within a dish. Read More...
  • Seasoning School - Salt

    Seasoning School - Salt

    Salt is the main seasoning ingredient we use. It heightens the flavours of food, whatever you’re cooking. You can even use it in some sweet dishes, such as salted caramel. Read More...
  • 10 Cooking Habits That Will Make Mealtime A Breeze!

    10 Cooking Habits That Will Make Mealtime A Breeze!

    Date: 14 August, 2015
    10 Cooking Habits That Will Make Mealtime A Breeze! Read More...
  • Get Creative in the Kitchen With Molecular Gastronomy!

    Get Creative in the Kitchen With Molecular Gastronomy!

    Molecular gastronomy uses the principles of chemistry, physics and biology to develop delicious food that can be presented in new and interesting ways Read More...
  • 30 Things You See On Menus But Are Too Embarrassed to Ask About!

    30 Things You See On Menus But Are Too Embarrassed to Ask About!

    30 Foodie Words Demystified! Read More...
  • 5 Reasons to Celebrate Winter

    5 Reasons to Celebrate Winter

    Winter Warmers - 5 Reasons to Celebrate Winter Read More...
  • Good things come in delicious packages!

    Good things come in delicious packages!

    The satisfaction of making your own raviolis from scratch cannot be beat! Read More...
  • Chef's Hat Cheat Sheet

    Chef's Hat Cheat Sheet

    Chef's Hat Cook's Companion - a handy guide to help you in the kitchen! Read More...
  • Make the Perfect Punch

    Make the Perfect Punch

    Chef's Hat Tool Box: Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Punch! Read More...
  • Introducing the Madeleine

    Introducing the Madeleine

    Date: 15 December, 2014
    Introducing the Madeleine - A sell-shaped cake with one perfect little bump on its back...madeleines are the classic cookie, evoking simplicity and nostalgia and transcending the sprinkle-spattered dessert fads that fade away before the steam has even rolled off your Earl Grey. Read More...
  • Honey Sage Gin Fizz

    Honey Sage Gin Fizz

    Date: 15 December, 2014
    A Chef's Hat favourite - The honey-sage-gin-fizz with its sea salt rim is a great winter drink that will surely impress your guests! Read More...
  • Jelly Making Time!!

    Jelly Making Time!!

    New to the Chef's Hat range: Tala's Jelly Moulds!! Turning out the perfect jelly every time with just the right amount of wibble-wobble, these borosilicate glass moulds are also wonderful for blancmange. Read More...
  • Bouillabaisse with Rouille

    Bouillabaisse with Rouille

    Date: 13 December, 2014
    Bouillabaisse is a robust seafood soup made with a variety of fish and shellfish cooked in a broth containing vegetables, tomatoes, garlic and saffron. Originating from the French city of Marseille, the dish has been cooked for centuries. Read More...
  • Rose & Leaf Topped Cake Pops

    Rose & Leaf Topped Cake Pops

    Date: 05 December, 2014
    Cake pops take a while to put together but they always impress and so are well worth the effort. Check out this great idea from the cookbook TrEATs Read More...