Millennial Chefs: Recipes to Master by 30

About the campaign

The Australian Eggs' Millennial Chefs: Recipes to Master by 30 campaign is designed to encourage young adults to get back to the kitchen and cook using eggs. Two young chefs: Jo Barrett and Mitch Orr have come together to help fellow Millennial's brush up their culinary skills. Below is some information on both chefs.

Eight recipes to master before you turn 30

Jo Barrett

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Jo grew up in Melbourne and developed her passion for cooking during this time to later begin her career as a chef.

During her career so far, Jo has become a multi-award winning chef including ‘Best Desserts’ by Delicious Magazine for 2016 and 2017, ‘Hot Talent’ for Timeout Magazine in 2016, ‘Trail Blazer’ at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in 2017, and ‘Next Gen Top 50 chefs’ by Food Service Magazine in 2017.

Jo currently works at Oakridge Wines Restaurant at Coldstream in Victoria’s Yarra Valley and is best known for her work with artisan bread and pastry as a head pastry chef, Jo also works as a senior Sous Chef at Oakridge.


mitch orr 

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Mitch grew up in western Sydney and began his career at Parramatta’s Albion Hotel after some work experience in 2001.

From there, Mitch went from strength to strength, being named the 2010 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award, which enabled him to develop his skills abroad.

He has spent time in some of the world’s best kitchens, including Sepia and Duke Bistro in Sydney, Osteria Francescana in Italy, and a pop up at London’s Michelin Star restaurant, Lyle’s.

 He spent five years as Head Chef of his own pasta restaurant, ACME, in Sydney’s CBD before moving on from it in mid 2019.Mitch is currently the Head Chef at Da Orazio at Bondi in the city’s east.


Eight recipes to master before you turn 30