Ian Curley

Ian Curley

Chef / Consultant - Melbourne

Ian Curley is a British-born and Australian-based chef with an enduring 30-year tenure in Melbourne that has seen him at the helm of some of the city’s most iconic restaurants, including nine years at The Point Albert Park and more than a decade with the European Group.

When he is not working, you’ll find Ian spending time with his partner Simone and their three daughters, or perhaps on the golf course.

Ian is co-owns and chef at French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar & Kirk Cellar Dining Room and Director of the restaurant consultancy group Exec Chef Pty Ltd.

Ian’s food is much-loved for its accessible approach and simple philosophy – he cooks the food he loves to eat across all cuisines. However, his signature style is European fare of the highest quality, with classic French underpinnings – a legacy from the rigorous training he received early in his career in the kitchens of London.