An appearance on the first series of MasterChef Australia helped introduce the croquembouche to an even wider audience and made Adriano – and macarons – a household name.
Adriano has released three bestselling cookbooks, In 2016, the highly anticipated first season of Zumbo’s Just Desserts aired on Channel 7 and later sold to Netflix which brought Adriano worldwide acclaim for his quirky antics and creative flair. This was followed by a second Netflix show, Sugar Rush which first aired in 2018. A second season for both shows aired in 2019 with third seasons for both shows on the way.
Adriano has competed in several prominent international competitions including Coupe de Monde and the Asian Pastry Cup. In 2012 he joined forces with premium French chocolate brand Cacao Barry, announced as their Australian Ambassador. It’s his love affair with confectionery, combined with his Parisian training at institutions that include l’Ecole Lenôtre, Bellouet and Pierre Hermé and which has resulted in a sensibility as delicious as it is irreverent.
This creativity is evident in every layer of his elaborate desserts. Constantly evolving and always considering his next move, cake, or idea, Adriano’s infectious energy keeps his fans on their toes. They love it that way, and so does he.