Sharing his love of food as Three Blue Ducks and Rocker co-owner, chef, and media personality
With training from world-famous Chef Mark Raffan, Darren Robertson developed a deeply personal philosophy for his cooking career.
Not long after, Darren moved to Australia in 2001 where he brought his culinary skills to Sydney’s globally acclaimed Tetsuya’s. Darren would eventually rise to the position of head chef, bringing the establishment to be voted the fourth best restaurant in the world in 2005.
Darren led his own secret underground food events in a bid to incapsulate his own personality into his cooking. The Table Sessions, his own curated culinary experience, was beloved by patrons and was even awarded the 2011 Best Event by Australian Gourmet Pages.
Building on his professional success, Darren teamed up with his friends at Three Blue Ducks as chef and co-owner. The small café in Bronte gave Darren the perfect avenue to experiment with new flavours that upheld his culinary ethics and philosophies. With a number of awards under their belt, Three Blue Ducks has since expanded across Australia, with new venues in Rosebery, W Brisbane and the ever-popular Three Blue Ducks on The Farm at Byron Bay (2015 Gourmet Traveller Regional Restaurant of the Year).
Darren was also awarded a chef’s hat when he opened Rocker in 2017. The North Bondi restaurant celebrated European cuisine while offering guests a beautiful view of Bondi Beach.
Outside of the kitchen, Darren’s charisma makes him an incredible media personality and TV host. With appearances on nearly every major cooking show in Australia, Darren also has a few series under his name, including Lifestyle Food’s Darren Robertson’s Charcoal Kitchen and his own online cooking show called The Pretty Good Feed. Darren hopes to continue showcasing local food through his extensive media presence, including on traditional TV, Youtube and IGTV.
As a writer, Darren has co-authored three best-sellers. He is also a frequent contributor to Delicious Magazine and columnist for Sydney Morning Herald.
In his spare time, Darren lends his name as an ambassador for various charities, including Cancer Council, Oz Harvest and Surfaid.
With a wealth of culinary expertise and presenting experience, Darren is a must-have for anyone looking to spice up their function.