Born in Yokohama, Japan, Chef Mikiko is a genuine global citizen. Her culinary passion and insatiable curiosity have propelled her on a worldwide odyssey, from Japan to Southern Italy, Mexico, and beyond. Through these journeys, she honed her skills amidst diverse cultures and cuisines. Today, she delights in sharing her wealth of knowledge to our cherished students.
Favourite cuisines: Japanese, Thai and Turkish
Favourite dish: Tiramisu (it's still a dish)
Favourite drink: Matcha Green Tea
Born and raised in Sydney, Jodie developed her passion for cooking at a young age, and spent over a decade working at restaurants like Quay, Merivale’s Est & Ash Street Cellar, Pendolino’s, Jamie’s Italian and La Grande Bouffe.
Favourite cuisines: Italian and Japanese
Favourite dish: Roasted pork belly rice paper rolls
Favourite drink: Coffeeeeeee … & Tequila
Multi-talented chef with a specialty in French pastry, Mayumi has accumulated an envious wealth of knowledge and culinary skills over the years working with Michelin star chefs back in France. She teaches at Le Cordon Bleu, as well as running her own business – Mimi’s French Pastry, and when she teaches at VIVE, she is incredibly passionate in sharing her knowledge with our students.
Ex head chef at one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants “Jamie’s Italian” and with a high focus on healthy and nutritious food for the whole family. Steffen is following his passion for good food and great produce for almost 20 years. Today Steffen form the next generation of professional chefs as well.
Favourite cuisines: Italian and Thai
Favourite dish: Spaghetti Carbonara
Favourite drink: Almond Coffee Latte