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Simon Gault
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Simon Gault, one of New Zealand’s best-known chefs, began his food career at the age of 16 at Antoine’s in Auckland.

As former Executive Chef of the Nourish Group, Simon oversaw a collection of multi-award winning restaurant brands that includes Euro Bar & Restaurant, FISH, Jervois Steakhouse, Bistro Lago, Shed 5, Pravda and The Crab Shack. He now owns and operates Giraffe in the Auckland Viaduct.

Simon is well known for fronting the TV shows Masterchef New Zealand (over five seasons), Chef on a Mission and Why Are We Fat?

Books by Simon Gault

Summer with Simon Gault

Simple, sensational food for the beach, bach and BBQ.

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Summer breeze salad

I absolutely love the flavour and texture combination of this salad. Halloumi is not often used in my kitchen, but it is underrated, and magically adds the squeak to this dish.