Carriageworks, in partnership with Smeg Australia, today announced the launch of a free series of Digital Chef Masterclasses led by world-class Australian chefs including Peter Gilmore (Quay), Nadine Ingram (Flour and Stone), Palisa Anderson (Chat Thai), Evan Stroeve (RE Bar) and Luke Powell (LP’s Quality Meats and Bella Brutta). Filmed in Carriageworks’ state of the art Smeg kitchen and launching on 7 October 2021 with a new episode released monthly, the series will explore the five elements of taste – sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami – with step-by-step instructions, conversation, along with tips and tricks in the kitchen.

Carriageworks CEO Blair French said, “In collaboration with our longtime partner Smeg Australia, Carriageworks is pleased to be able to continue delivering quality programming for our discerning food audience despite current restrictions. This series of digital masterclasses with some of the best chefs in Australia is also an opportunity for us to share the premium programming of the much loved Carriageworks Farmers Market with audiences across Sydney and beyond.”

The program for the monthly digital masterclasses presented by Carriageworks together with Smeg Australia will be published on the Carriageworks website at the start of each month from October 2021 through until February 2022.


  • Masterclass One: Peter Gilmore- Umami | 7 October 2021

World class chef, Peter Gilmore, offers his insights into the elusive fifth flavour, umami. Presented in conversation with Lizzie Hewson, author of Saturday Night Pasta, Gilmore shares his secret to creating a simple umami-enriched chicken broth, purple corn polenta, and a bone marrow pasta with shiitake and kombu butter.

  • Masterclass Two: Nadine Ingram – Sweet | 3 November 2021

Celebrated baker and founder of Flour and Stone, Nadine Ingram will be joined by award-winning publisher and storyteller, Julie Gibbs, on a journey of recipes and stories behind Ingram’s favourite sweet recipes. Ingram will share expert techniques as she prepares recipes including old fashioned vanilla layer cake, pear tarte tatin and chocolate tart.

  • Masterclass Three: Palisa Anderson – Sour | 1 December 2021

Farmer, chef and restaurateur Palisa Anderson shares her love of the sour flavours that are synonymous with Thai cuisine with food writer Lee Tran Lam. Her recipes will include Nahm jim jaew – tamarind dipping sauce with grilled mushrooms, boiled lemon and mackerel with fresh egg pasta and an ume mochi cake with matcha glaze and native raspberries.

  • Masterclass Four: Evan Stroeve – Bitter | 5 January 2022

World Class Bartender of the Year, Evan Stroeve of RE Bar, will use seasonal produce found at the Carriageworks Farmers Market to unpack the important role that bitter flavours play in stimulating the appetite and aiding digestion as he creates a refreshing Summer Americano, a classic Negroni and The Obligatory, a decadent after dinner cocktail.

  • Masterclass Five: Luke Powell – Salty | 1 February 2022

Chef and founder of LP’s Quality Meats and Bella Brutta, Luke Powell dives into the world of salty flavours with a guide to curing and preserving meat.

Carriageworks is thrilled to partner with Smeg, to deliver a program that connects communities with chefs and producers.

Smeg Australia National Marketing Manager, Livia McRobert commented, “The new digital series will bring Australia’s leading culinary talent right into the kitchens of food enthusiasts and home cooks alike. Armed with inspiration and an extensive repertoire of new recipes and techniques, viewers will be sure to impress their family and friends with newfound knowledge of the five flavour profiles – sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami.”

More detail about the program is available HERE.

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