Australian culinary sage, celebrity chef and local food intelligentsia
Geoff Jansz is recognised for his modern, approachable and enthusiastic involvement with food and cooking. He has a deep respect for traditions and cultures, believing in the big picture of health, environmentally sound growing and harvesting, regional identity and seasonal awareness.
Using his own produce, Geoff pursues his philosophy of cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients to produce healthy and delicious meals, inspiring audiences to start with the best ingredients, whether it’s growing their own or getting the best quality available.
Geoff has been a food journalist for many of Australia’s leading food magazines, owned two successful restaurants and been an industry consultant.
He was the host of Australia’s Channel Nine’s ‘What’s Cooking’ for seven years. The programme, broadcast daily until 1999, was Australia’s only national cooking programme and was also seen in New Zealand and South East Asia. Other programmes Geoff has presented on are ‘Burke’s Backyard’ and ‘Fresh with the Australian Women’s Weekly’.
Geoff is a contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller and House and Garden magazine and is the author of three books: Taking the Freshest Approach, Favourite Recipes and Geoff Jansz Desserts. He runs a cooking school, alongside his produce farm, at his property in the Southern Highlands of NSW.
SYDNEY’S SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
The Southern Highlands of New South Wales is home to the towns of Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Berrima, Bundanoon and many other villages. It is within easy reach of Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra and is known for its colourful gardens, cool climate wineries and historic landmarks.
GOLF FOR GOURMANDS
3 Days, 2 Nights – Tee off on one of Australia’s top-rated golf courses in the Southern Highlands. Approximately a 90-minute drive from central Sydney, this region offers some of the best food and wine in Australia. Have your meals designed and prepared by local celebrity chef, Geoff Jansz, and savour a delicious escape to remember. Alternate itineraries available for non-golfers. This experience is offered by destination management company Pacific World.