- Location Sydney
- Awards Vittoria Legend Award
Guillaume BrahimiCHEF AND RESTAURATEUR
French-born Guillaume Brahimi is one of Australia’s most popular and acclaimed chefs. He trained under Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon in Paris before moving to Sydney in the 1990s.
In late 2001, Guillaume won the prestigious contract to take over the flagship restaurant at the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong, and, after a refurbishment, opened this spectacular venue in November 2001 as Guillaume at Bennelong. The restaurant went on to win almost every major accolade in Australian food, as well as international recognition. By 2003, held Two Chef Hats in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide and in 2013, Guillaume and his team regained their three- hat status in the 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. That same year, Guillaume was awarded Vittoria Legend Award for his outstanding long-term contribution to the restaurant industry. Guillaume at Bennelong had its last service on New Year’s Eve 2013.
In 2010, Guillaume authored his first book, Guillaume: Food for Friends, giving us a peek into nine very different and utterly remarkable homes, and the lives of those who live, cook and entertain there. All proceeds of this book were donated to the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at the RPAH in Sydney. In 2012, Guillaume published his second book, French Food Safari, a celebration of the incredible breadth and diversity of French food traditions that was also a television series on SBS.
Guillaume is the host of SBS’s food series, Plat du Tour which airs during the coverage of the Tour de France. Guillaume takes viewers on a tour of great French cooking during the 21 recipes that originate from different regions of France and correlate to the differentTour de France stages.
In late 2014, Guillaume was a recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite (Knight of the National Order), a prestigious honour endowed by the French government for outstanding services rendered to France in Foreign Affairs and International Development. In 2015, Guillaume was named Chef of the Year at the annual GQ Men Of The Year awards. Guillaume is currently an ambassador for Audi Australia.View other stars