The Crazy Bull
Having worked for many years in various kitchens around the world, Miguel Maestre is one talented Spaniard who has made Sydney his home. Born in Murcia in the south of Spain, his love for food was pre-determined from a young age. Miguel’s passion for food and life is infectious, and he has developed a talent for incorporating Spanish ingredients and cooking styles into his Australian menus.
Miguel at 27 was head chef of “Number One” the Godfather of Australian Cuisine Tony Bilson’s Bistro, working alongside Australia’s leading French Chef Manu Feildel. After meeting Ferran Adria at the number one restaurant in the world “El Bulli”, he opened the biggest Spanish restaurant in Australia “El Toro Loco” in an outstanding waterfront location at Manly Beach. At the age 29 he was the chef at the most prestigious event in Australia ‘Emirates Melbourne Cup’ building a strong reputation in the cooking scene.
Miguel has been awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain the highest award a citizen can receive ” The Order of Civil Merits ” for his extraordinary service to the nation for the benefit of Spain in the Australian media.
He is the owner of Maestre Family Food selling an exciting range of Spanish products including 4 different types of spanish cheeses, Jamon, Paella, Sangria, Spanish Rice and Potato Chips. These are currently sold in Woolworths and Independents throughout Australia.
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