Shannon Bennett is widely renowned as one of the most successful and well respected chefs in Australia. Shannon opened the three hatted Vue de Monde over 10 years ago and since then has celebrated his success with a string of highly successful ventures; Café Vue, Bistro Vue, The Lui Bar, Jardin Tan, Vue Events and most recently Iki Jime and Benny’s Burgers.
2018 will mark the fourth year that Shannon has been the permanent guest judge and mentor on MasterChef Australia sharing his knowledge and expertise and guiding the talented home cooks throughout the series. MasterChef Australia is shown in over 150 countries around the world and has a large following in India, South Africa, the UK, The Netherlands, Italy and Portugal, with a total worldwide audience of over 180million.
Hailing from Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs, whilst at school Shannon had the opportunity to travel regularly to the girls school to study home economics with fellow classmate Curtis Stone. During this time Shannon realised a passion for cooking, cemented by trips to Europe where his Uncle Tom introduced him to the sophisticated world of restaurants. Shannon commenced his training at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt under the astute tutelage of Roger Lienhard, what followed is a rich experience of working for some of the world’s great chefs including Albert Roux, John Burton-Race, Marco Pierre White and Alain Ducasse.