Neil Perry is one of Australia's leading and most influential chefs. He has managed several quality restaurants in Australia and today concentrates on his flagship brand, the Rockpool Group, which includes Rockpool On George, Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Spice Temple in Sydney and Melbourne, and the newly opened, Rosetta.
Perry is also author of nine recipe books; Easy Weekends, Good Food, Rockpool, Simply Asian, The Food I Love, Good Food, Balance & Harmony, Rockpool Bar & Grill and the recently released, Simply Good Food. Perry's career in hospitality began at Sails restaurant at McMahons Point and in Rose Bay. Neil then became head chef at Barrenjoey Restaurant, Palm Beach and was also given creative control over Perry's in Paddington. In October 1986, he opened the Blue Water Grill at Bondi Beach and took the site from a 20-year failure to an overnight success. He then opened Rockpool (on George) in February 1989 with his partner Trish Richards, which has developed into a world-class restaurant, winning many awards both here and overseas. Perry's passion and the importance he places on quality produce are evident in all his dishes, restaurants and the business projects he undertakes.