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All Taste No Waste Dinner Series

Electrolux and OzHarvest have teamed up with some of Australia’s best chefs to bring you the All Taste No Waste Dinner Series! On September 21, I’ll be creating a one-off menu with Mitch Orr inspired by food waste reduction. We’ll be transforming some of the most commonly wasted foods into delicious meals, with all proceeds from the evening being donated to OzHarvest. Book tickets

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Massimo wowed us at last year’s Winter Feast with his devilish barbecued cheese delights. Well this year he’s back with Peruvian chef Alejandro, who performs all manner of culinary wizardry with fire and traditional ingredients. Book tickets

CEO CookOff

I’m participating in OzHarvest’s 2018 CEO CookOff, where top CEOs, chefs and companies work together to make a difference to Australia’s most vulnerable and reduce food waste. We’d love your support in helping our organisation reach our fundraising goal! Every $1 donated to OzHarvest means they can deliver 2 meals to those in need. Read more

Tassie Scallop Fiesta

Check Massimo out on stage in Bridport for the inaugural Tassie Scallop Fiesta on August 5th. Massimo loves to support local produce and cook in season, and what better place to do it than the opening of the Tasmanian scallop season. Book tickets

Audi Q5 and SQ5 Hobart Launch

“My role as Chef Ambassador for Audi Centre Hobart means helping launch new model releases. The best part is getting to test them out,” Massimo said after catering for the launch of the all-new Audi Q5 and SQ5. See the event photos.

Massimo teams up with Ashgrove Farm and TasTAFE for Winter Feast

Massimo Mele, Ashgrove Farm and TasTAFE joined forces at a showcase stall at Winter Feast. Two Sydney chefs, Matt Adams from Northern Tasmanian restaurant Timbre, TasTAFE students and Massimo, grilled Ashgrove Lancashire cheese over hot coals. The grilled cheese was served in bread with ham and mushroom truffle paste. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the Tasmanian food and produce on offer at Winter Feast during the Dark Mofo festival.

Taste of Port Douglas

Join Massimo in a foodies paradise with a jam packed program of dinners, tastings, chef demonstrations, master classes and more, all in the most beautiful locations. More information about the event is available here.

Farm Gate Festival

Massimo headlines the inaugural Farm Gate Festival in Tasmania when it kicks off in November 2017. “Here in Tasmania, you know that the produce you’re buying in the markets has been trucked in that day from farms just a few kilometres away – and you’re probably buying from the producer as well,” he says of his home state’s culinary culture. Book tickets

Noosa Food & Wine

Join Massimo Mele at aromas noosa and enjoy his 4 course menu showcasing food of the Amalfi Coast, paired with matching wines from Yering Station of the Yarra Valley. Book tickets

Dark MOFO: get ready to feast

Join Massimo at the Dark MOFO/City of Hobart Winter Feast, where he will grill Ashgrove Farm Lancashire cheese over charcoal with a team of chefs, accompanied by up-and-coming cooks from the north-west coast (with BBQs specially designed and made by TasTAFE students). Book tickets

Melbourne Tomato Festival

I am looking forward to catching up with my good friend Guy Grossi and the people of Melbourne for the annual Melbourne Tomato Festival. Enjoy food and drinks from great producers including Gelato Tino, Bar Idda, Estelle, That’s Amore and more. I’ll be doing demonstrations, along with some of Australia’s best chefs, including Karen Martini, Colin Fassnidge, Frank Camorra and of course, Guy Grossi. Book tickets.


FEAST – Dine in the Vines

Eat, Drink, Dance.

FEAST is a long boozy lunch in the vineyard featuring delicious local produce, prepared by guest chef Massimo Mele. Come along and enjoy the live music by Liam & Co. and Bond Disco, while feasting on an array of dishes and award-winning Home Hill wines. Book tickets.

Date: Saturday, 18 February 2017 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Home Hill Winery, 38 Nairn St, Ranelagh, Tasmania


Festival of Nonna

You’ve read it right. The Festival of Nonna starts this week. Sandhurst Fine Foods has teamed up with Sydney celebrity chefs and their grandmas to host a two-week Festival of Nonna. Running from 17-27 November, the festival will host dinners along with workshops celebrating Italian heritage and flavours. Read more

A Taste of Summer

A celebration of the Sunshine Coast’s fantastic summer produce, a Taste of Summer features four courses with matching wines by Adriano Zumbo, Massimo Mele, and Jules Santisi. The trio are joining forces at Maravista Farm, a stunning 250 hectare working macadamia farm in the Noosa Hinterland. Book now for the November 26 event.

Helping Amatrice

Hi friends. I’m very humbled to be joining great Italian chefs Rosa Mitchell, Johnny Di Francesco and Guy Grossi for a special dinner to help those affected by the earthquake in Amatrice, with a four course feast at Merchant Osteria Veneta in Melbourne. Guy Grossi has long been a huge mentor to me through my career and feel very privileged to be cooking alongside him at a his restaurant for a very special event. Book now to show your support.


Tutti A Tavola Tazmania pop-up in Sydney.

Massimo will join Australia’s leading gourmet providores, Salt Meats Cheese, in the series of Tutti a Tavola chef’s table events. The theme over the two nights is inspired by Massimo’s latest trip to Tasmania and will include salmon caviar from Huon Aquaculture, fresh octopus from Stanley and Pure Black beef from the north west coast. The menu will be paired with House of Arras and Bay of Fires wines and Seven Sheds Brewery beer. Bookings for Tutti A Tavola Tazmania can be made here.



Take a seat at chef Massimo Mele’s table next month

Mele will be guest chef at Hunter Culinary Association’s seasonal lunch at Margan Restaurant on September 12, where he will demonstrate how to cook in harmony with the seasons. This will be followed by canapes and a three-course, wine-matched menu from head chef Jonathan Heath and the Margan team. Read More

Italian Wine and Food Festival

“I’ve always stayed away from doing festivals and regional Italian food. Mine is not classical style, it’s very Italian-Australian. Those old rules where you can’t put cheese with seafood are all out the window. If it’s delicious, people will love it, that’s all that matters,” Massimo says ahead of the Italian Wine and Food Festival. Buy tickets or read more.

Taste Of Melbourne 2016

You can catch Massimo at the Electrolux Chef’s Secret tent later in the year at Taste of Melbourne 1o-13 November. Stay tuned, more info to come.

Massimo Mele’s Perfect Mutti Dish

Over the coming weeks, chef Massimo Mele will be sharing his perfect Mutti recipes. We’d like you to do the same for a chance to win a cooking holiday for two in Tuscany, with two runners-up enjoying an exclusive cooking experience for two with Massimo at his new Sydney restaurant. Read More


Graze the region

Held at Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton, the Graze the Region dinner showcased some of the finest produce the north-west coast of Tasmania has to offer. Massimo worked with farmers and local seasonal produce to create a five-course degustation experience, complemented with matching wine, beer and cider. Read more.



AICD lunch with David Gonski

Following the success of his Audi Q7 launch at Audi Centre Hobart, Massimo was invited back to create a “Merry & Bright” Christmas feast. The Australian Institute of Company Directors lunch, held at Audi Centre Hobart, featured guest speaker David Gonski. Massimo delivered a shared feast for 130 guests, partnering with Domaine Simha wines. See more photos.

Tutti a Tavola at Stefano Lubiana

Massimo Mele’s acclaimed Tutti a Tavola made its debut appearance in his home state. Held at Stefano Lubiana Osteria in the scenic Derwent Valley, Massimo’s shared feast of Italian fare and Tasmanian produce was a highlight of Hobart’s 2015 food calendar. The infamous Mamma Maria even delighted the crowd with a guest appearance. Read More

Audi Q7 launch

To launch Audi’s all-new Q7 at Audi Centre Hobart, the showroom was transformed into a vibrant restaurant. Massimo created a sit-down shared feast in the spirit of ‘family dining for a family SUV’.   See more photos.

Italian Street Feast @ Willing Bros Hobart

Willing Bros Wine Merchants, North Hobart’s hippest vino joint, played host to an Italian Street Feast. Massimo’s second Tutti a Tavola event in Hobart attracted a large crowd, all enjoying the delicious food and of course the Aperol spritz. Watch the video

Top chefs get hands-on with Electrolux appliances at Taste of Sydney

Three months after its successful sponsorship of the poshest picnic Diner en Blanc, Electrolux returned to Sydney’s Centennial Park to sponsor another high profile event, Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux. Read more.

Chef Massimo Mele dinner with Italian Street Food at Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria

Massimo Mele is hosting a one-off dinner showcasing Italian street food at Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria on Friday night. The former Hugos chef, who was raised in Naples and has appeared on My Kitchen Rules and Ready Steady Cook, says the enu for the evening is an ode to food of his childhood. Read more