Chef, teacher, writer, advocate, food guide and presenter, there are few facets of the hospitality industry that Dominque Rizzo has not touched. Her latest venture, Urban Feast Cooking School, focusses on sharing sustainable cooking skills for anyone willing to learn.
Chef Dominique Rizzo has an extensive CV. The Italian-Australian chef has spent over 30 years of her career working in various areas of the hospitality industry, from chef and restauranteur to cooking school presenter, public speaker, and TV show host. She is an outspoken advocate for cooking that is accessible, fresh and ingredient focused.
Dominique spent many years combining her culinary passions at Putia Pure Food Kitchen Pantry and Cooking School, which functioned as a restaurant, providore, cooking school and catering company.
Dominique handed the reigns to Putia over in 2019 to focus on her latest venture, Urban Feast Cooking School in the city’s Northside.
Besides being a highly respected industry teacher and presenter, in 2014 Dominique also added “tour guide” to her list of skills with the introduction of her bespoke food and wine tours around Italy, Spain, Morocco and Norfolk Island.
Dominique has made appearances at many of Australia’s top food festivals and has been a guest on Ready Steady Cook (Network TEN) and host on Yes Chef.