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The Press Club is the flagship venue for chef and restaurateur George Calombaris.
George began cooking in the kitchens of his mother and grandmother, developing his passion for traditional Greek and Cypriot foods.
In 2003 George became head chef at Reserve, Federation Square and produced a menu the likes of which Melbourne had never seen. Reserve closed with two prestigious chef's hats from the Age Good Food Guide, and George as the reigning Young Chef of the Year.
In October 2006 The Press Club opened - a temple for Hellenic gastronomy; a tribute to his culture, cuisine and the hospitality of his family.
In 2008, George released his first cookbook ‘The Press Club – Modern Greek Cookery’, was a regular on ‘Ready, Steady. Cook!’, and was named The Age Good Food Guide’s Chef of the Year for 2009. In the European summer, George launched ‘The Belvedere Club’ at the uber-exclusive Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos, Greece.
In December 2008 Hellenic Republic, a Greek taverna in East Brunswick, opened. George’s second cookbook ‘Greek Cookery from the Hellenic Heart’, focusing on the very best of Hellenic Republic, was released in September 2009.
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