#159: Shane Delia – Conquering the culinary world

By Jordan Michaelides
March 03, 2020

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Shane Delia is a Chef and Television Presenter of Spice Journey, Recipe For Life and Postcards, and is best known as the Restaurateur behind some of Melbourne’s top restaurants within Delia Group.

With his Maltese immigrant background, Shane understands the meaning of the zinger quote “You can have everything, but not all at once.”

In this episode we covered:

  • Early memories of the kitchen

  • Living with ADD

  • Being a restaurateur

  • The culinary creative process

  • Uber Eats’ impact on hospitality

  • Pros and cons of being a TV host

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:18 - Guest introduction

06:30 - Earliest memory of the kitchen

11:30 - Lessons from Parents

16:00 - Living with ADD 

25:57 - Hard work

28:25 - Learning from his wife, Maha

32:11 - Starting restaurants, George Calombaris

45:28 - The culinary creative process

53:03 - Being hospitable 

55:42 - Future aspirations & Nobu Matsuhisa

01:00:30 - Uber Eats’ impact on the industry

01:04:25 - Brands & Mercedes

01:07:44 - Pros and cons of TV

01:11:18 - Daily routine

01:13:06 - What’s in the fridge

01:13:25 - Best purchase under $200

01:13:56 - If he could have a billboard anywhere


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CREDITS:

Host - Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer - Lauren Lopatko

Assistant Producer - Andre Barber

Audio Engineering - Jason Barkhouse

Videography - Ricards Lacis

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