Award winning Author, Chef, Food Stylist, Publisher & Photographer
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards National Winner Best Woman Chef & Best Fish and Seafood Book for Seafood Everyday 2017
I am Eloise Emmett (Baker), I love cooking, developing recipes, shopping for props at op shops and markets and styling and taking photos of food. I live on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania and I truly appreciate how lucky I am to have access to so much amazing Tasmanian produce. I work from home on the Tasman Peninsula and in my studio in Hobart as a recipe developer, food stylist and food photographer for cookbooks, restaurants, websites, products and other advertising and publications.
After 20 years of planning, saving and dreaming about it I finally self published my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook in 2015. My second book Seafood Everyday is now also available you can buy your copy now it has 80 original well tried and tested recipes, lots of the recipes served at the restaurants I have worked in, economical weeknight meals to special occasion meals.
I am now creating a new cookbook The Tasmanian Pantry , this full colour hard cover book will be available in December 2017.
I am a trade qualified chef with over 20 years’ experience working in commercial kitchens, including seven years as chef of my own popular restaurant ‘The Mussel Boys’ in Taranna, Tasmania. The restaurant was reported as ‘one of the best country eateries in the state’ by respected food writer and restaurant critic Graeme Phillips for its inspirational menu and emphasis on using fresh local produce. Other career highlights were a chef de partie position on Bedarra Island resort, creating innovative menus daily for the exclusive resort restaurant that catered for a maximum of 15 couples, and Head chef positions at the Astor Grill and T42 both in Hobart.
I loved every minute of my 7 years owning the Mussel Boys restaurant but I chose to close the restaurant almost 2 years after the birth of my first child to focus on raising my family. I found the hours that I was required to work to successfully run the restaurant were impossible with a family, and the replacement wages for my position(s) were unaffordable for the business (basically I couldn’t find anyone who would work for me for $5 a hour like I had done for 7 years!!).
In 2013 I co-authored the successful Bream Creek Farmers Market Cookbook, working on recipe development and cooking and also produced two recipe calendars.
My Husband Brendan, who is a fisherman, and I have 3 children Maggie, Stephanie and Oscar.
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