Shane Delia - Middle Eastern Inspiration

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Chef and owner of restaurants Maha and Biggie Smalls, Shane Delia is one of the busiest men in the Melbourne food scene. Presenting on postcards, hosting multiple TV shows including Recipe for Life and Spice Journey, Shane's enthusiasm for food is infectious. Shane will be joined on stage by Richard Cornish, acclaimed Melbourne food writer, to discuss all things restaurant ventures, passion projects, smart food choices and authentic flavours.

Date: Sunday 25 March
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Location: Entertianment Stage, Ringwood Town Square, Level 3

No bookings required.

About Shane Delia

Shane Delia is best known as chef and cwner of restaurants Maha and Biggie Smalls. Shane is a television presenter, host of his own TV shows Spice Journey and Recipe For Life, author of Maha Middle Eastern Home Cooking and Spice Journey: Adventures in Middle Eastern Cooking and a charity ambassador.

Shane has been flashing his trademark grin across television sets since 2015 as a presenter on Channel 9 'Postcards'. Shane’s cheeky personality and enthusiasm for food and culture is captured in his acclaimed television program, 'Spice Journey'. After a successful third season, Spice Journey has aired in 135 countries, across 5 continents and continues to be an Australian and international success. His newest TV series Recipe For Life is a juggling act of deliciously epic proportions. The eight-part series sees Shane find his balance between business, health and family. Through smarter food choices in schools and uncovering how communities are already engaging with food, Shane sets out to improve the health of his kids, his community and his customers, one meal at a time.

Shane’s flagship restaurant Maha has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2008. Renowned for its fresh, unrestricted Middle Eastern menu, Maha has a style that is truly cutting edge. The Age Good Food Guide has continually recognized Maha as a leader in its field, awarding the restaurant One Chef Hat annually, since 2009.

December 2015 saw Shane launch his passion project, Biggie Smalls. The flagship Collingwood store is a modern re-imagining of a ‘kebab shop’, served up to a soundtrack of 90’s hip-hop. Biggie Smalls is a fun, urban and accessible brand that was born from Shane’s love of hip hop, sneakers and American diners. Following the success of the Collingwood store, in 2017, Shane launched the Biggie Smalls Food Truck and opened another flagship store in Windsor.

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