Considered one of Australia’s most loved female celebrity cooks, and with three cookbooks under her belt, Anna has won the hearts of many while hosting and cooking on shows such as Junior Masterchef (Channel 10), The Great Australian Bake Off (Channel 9) and The Best in Australia (Lifestyle Channel and ABC TV). She also has a highly successful kitchenware range.
Anna’s life has always revolved around music and food. She was a member of the internationally acclaimed all-girl rock band the “Jam Tarts” in the 1980s and ‘90s, at the same time as developing her culinary career in restaurants around Australia. Anna started her own catering company, the highly regarded “Deluxe Catering”, in Fremantle in the late 1990s.
Anna started behind the scenes in TV on ABC TV’s Consuming Passions with Ian Parmenter. She first stepped in front of the camera for a regular live cooking segment on Channel 7’s Perth at Five: combining her natural flair as a performer with her passion for cooking. It was a perfect fit. National TV called, and Anna starred alongside celebrity chefs Ben O’Donoghue and Darren Simpson in The Best in Australia, which became the top-rating programme for Lifestyle and earned multiple Logie nominations. Anna went on to film Quickies in My Kitchen for the Lifestyle Food Channel.
Anna is a passionate advocate for healthy eating. She is an ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and Foodbank. Her latest television program Anna Gare’s Cab Fare will screen on Channel 9 this October.