#009: Playing with woodfire - Charlie Carrington

By Jordan Michaelides
April 12, 2017

Charlie

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Charlie Carrington ( @charliesatlas ) skills as a chef are distinct, not just because of his age, but because of the breadth of knowledge accumulated in such a small period of time. Committing to what his competency & passion, at a very young age, has led Charlie to a position that most promising chefs would only dream of at the age of 30, let alone 22. In this episode we covered a vast array of topics, including:

  • Coming to stage at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant
  • The influence of chefs such as Clare Smyth
  • Formative experiences at Vue Du Monde, Marque & Fifteen (London)
  • Cheffing in Sth America, San Fran, Belgium & more
  • Learning to cook with woodfire
  • The benefits of fire-based cooking
  • The unique experience of Atlas Dining
  • Learning from different cultures and styles of food
  • Advice on opening a new restaurant
  • Culinary influencers in Australia
  • Ways he de-stresses
  • Lessons learnt from his parents

Enjoy,

Jordan & Lauren

Show Notes

  • How he started young, in his passion for cooking {04:05}
  • Coming to stage at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant {08:55}
  • The influence of chefs such as Clare Smyth {13:45}
  • Going on to be an apprentice at Vue de Monde {16:25}
  • Moving up to Sydney to work at Marque {20:45}
  • Working at Fifteen in London {24:00}
  • Coming back to Melbourne to Clayton Bowls Club {26:00}
  • Cheffing in Sth America, San Fran, Belgium & more {27:55}   
  • Learning to cook with woodfire {33:05}
  • How Atlas Dining came to fruition {37:10}
  • The benefits of fire-based cooking {38:50}
  • The unique experience of Atlas Dining {41:35}
  • Learning from different cultures and styles of food {43:50}
  • Advice on opening a new restaurant {45:45}
  • Culinary influencers in Australia {49:25}
  • Ways he de-stresses {52:20}
  • Lessons learnt from his parents {52:55}
  • Morning rituals or daily habits {54:20}
  • Music he’s currently listening to {55:10}
  • Best purchase he’s made under $200 {56:20}
  • An insight that seems obvious to him, but not to others {57:55}
  • A book he would gift someone {59:20}

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