Gabriel Gate has that rare combination, he learned his craft from some of the great master chefs of France, he knows the reality of being a family cook with too little time: he communicates with dazzling success both the joy of cooking and how to make great tasting food this is simple, easy and, above all, achievable.
Gabriel was born in the Loire Valley in France in 1955 in a small village where his father grew all the family's vegetables and made their wine. He first learned to cook from his grandmother. Later he served his chef's apprenticeship under Master Chef, Albert Augereau, at 'Jeanne de Laval', one of the greatest restaurants of western France. Then he worked in Paris at the renowned fish restaurant, Prunier, at the Berkeley Hotel in London and under Alain Senderens at L'Archestrate, the celebrated 5-star restaurant in Paris.
He met his Australian wife Angle when she was studying French at the Sorbonne. They moved to Australia in 1977, and his impact on the way we cook has been profound.
Gabriel's first book was French Cuisine for Australians’, which is well loved by many. His second book 'Family Food', published by Anne O'Donovan in association with the Anti-Cancer Council, has had a huge impact. It has sold over 150,000 copies. This, along with his next two books published with the Anti-Cancer Council, 'Smart Food' and 'Good Food Fast', have together sold 500,000 copies.
The three following cookbooks - 'Favourite Fast Recipes', 'Television Recipes' and 'Great Cakes and Desserts' which have brought his sales over 700,000.
Gabriel has authored 18 cookbooks, all have been national best sellers, several have won international awards and he has total sales of over 1,000,000 copies.
He has presented cookery segments on many lifestyle programs including Everybody (ABC) and Body and Soul (Channel 9), and currently does a weekly segment with Bert Newton on Good Morning Australia (Channel 10), for which Gabriel won the World Food Media Silver Award in Adelaide in 1999 for a cooking segment within a television show.
Late in 2002 Gabriel celebrated 20 years as a regular contributor on ABC radio.
“Excellent. All the stallholders at the event were very impressed with Gabriel’s friendliness he was willing have photos taken with anyone. He arrived at the event and walked around the stalls introducing himself, the public asked him questions he was willing to answer them. Overall he was friendly, pleasant willing to talk to everyone he gave us hints for our event we had a very enjoyable day with him.”
Bridgewater on Loddon Progress Association
“Very professional and personal presentation; stuck to the time schedule.”
Taste of Tatura Food & Wine Festival