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#159: Shane Delia – Conquering the culinary world

By Jordan Michaelides

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