129 episodes

Food culture in Australia is unique and revered. With an abundance of amazing chefs and venues, Australia is on the cutting edge of food culture, globally. Join us as we chat about the realities of the food and hospitality industries. We dive deep into worlds behind the pass, on the farm, or in the office - exploring what makes our food world tick. Hosts Stef Posthuma (Quicksand Food) and Simon Evans (Caveau Restaurant & Night Parrot Bar & Kitchen) chat with a host of industry professionals to lift the lid on all things food.

The Food Fight Quicksand Food

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Food culture in Australia is unique and revered. With an abundance of amazing chefs and venues, Australia is on the cutting edge of food culture, globally. Join us as we chat about the realities of the food and hospitality industries. We dive deep into worlds behind the pass, on the farm, or in the office - exploring what makes our food world tick. Hosts Stef Posthuma (Quicksand Food) and Simon Evans (Caveau Restaurant & Night Parrot Bar & Kitchen) chat with a host of industry professionals to lift the lid on all things food.

    Episode 1: Wage theft, again w/ Stef & Simon

    Episode 1: Wage theft, again w/ Stef & Simon

    For the first episode of The Food Fight Podcast Stef and Simon chat about the reasons for re-booting the podcast, what they've been up to for the last six months, and of course the continued wage theft saga which has crescendoed this week with Dinner By Heston closing and George Calombaris's MADE Establishments going into voluntary administration.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Gong Show Episode #24 – Andy’s Last Show!

    The Gong Show Episode #24 – Andy’s Last Show!

    Stef, Andy and Simon take it old school with Andy's last Gong Show podcast. Simon is hungover, we taste some beers, and we chat shit about the podcast, how far Andy and Simon's restaurants have come, all mixed with a healthy dose of bitching about George Calombaris.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Gong Show Episode #23 – My Square Metre with Adrian Biada

    The Gong Show Episode #23 – My Square Metre with Adrian Biada

    From a VOX fm "Food for Thought" Community radio show, Stef and Simon are joined in the studio by Simon and Adrian Biada from My Square Metre. Through My Square Metre, Adrian educates the public about sustainable agriculture and builds urban farms for a variety of types of organisations, all over the country. We talk everything from the challenges of agriculture, to building a productive garden for a restaurant to how to grow coriander.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Gong Show #22 – Pilot Restaurant

    The Gong Show #22 – Pilot Restaurant

    Simon, Stef and Andy sit down with Dash Rumble and Ross McQuinn from Pilot Restaurant in Canberra during their collaboration series with Babyface Kitchen in Wollongong. We chat about the conception and rationale behind opening a new venue, the experience of a first year of  operation and the challenges and rewards of being new business owners.

    • 59 min
    The Gong Show #21 – Business Growth with Johnny Di Francesco – 400 Gradi

    The Gong Show #21 – Business Growth with Johnny Di Francesco – 400 Gradi

    Simon and Stef sit down for a chat with 400 Gradi's "Mr Pizza" - Johnny Di Francesco. Beginning with a humble Neapolitan pizzeria in Brunswick, Melbourne - Gradi Group now has venues in Adelaide, Crown Melbourne, Auckland, The Yarra Valley, Bahrain, Kuwait, on board a P & O cruise ship and in Texas. We talk about the realities of growing a business to this scale while keeping reverence for quality, passion and tradition.

    • 53 min
    The Gong Show #20 – Business progression & South Coast food culture w/ Libby Cupitt

    The Gong Show #20 – Business progression & South Coast food culture w/ Libby Cupitt

    Stef, Andy & Simon chat with Libby Cupitt from Cupitt's Winery, Restaurant, Farm, Brewery, and Fromagerie about the story of Cupitts and the motivations behind, and practicality of the continual progression of a business. We also talk about food culture on the South Coast and the importance of a supportive local business network.



    ADDITIONAL LINKS

    Shiraz Wine Online

    • 1 hr 19 min

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