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Gabriel Gaté has that rare combination: he learned his craft from some of the great master chefs of France, he knows the reality of being a family cook with too little time, and he communicates with dazzling success both the joy of cooking and how to make tasty and healthy food that is simple, easy and, above all, achievable.
Gabriel was born in France in the Loire Valley in 1955 in a small village where his father grew all the family's vegetables. He first learned to cook from his grandmother and later served his chef's apprenticeship in the west of France. He then worked at world-class restaurants in Paris and England.
He met his Australian wife, Angie, when she was studying French at the Sorbonne and they moved to Australia in 1977. Gabriel has written 24 cookbooks and has presented cookery on television for 40 years.
Most recently Gabriel has produced and presented ‘Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gaté’, a series of gourmet segments on French food and wine shown nationally on SBS television during the Tour de France bicycle race in July each year.
Gabriel loves to help people become better cooks and is an ambassador of Diabetes Victoria.