Chef Luke Mangan owns and operates Glass Brasserie at the Hilton in Sydney, as well as a shit-tonne of Salt restaurants and grills around the world. He’s also responsible for the pretty decent sandwiches on Virgin flights and is a dude.

Favourite record/s to listen to when cooking?

Frank Sinatra. Anything from him or Dean Martin.

If you had to cut up a body where would you start and why?

All parts as they are all good!

Which chef would you most like to cook for?


If there was a burger called The Mangan, what would be on it?

Beetroot, Gruyere cheese, shredded lettuce, pickles, Dijon mustard and a sesame seed bun.

Life or death choice: butter or olive oil?

Butter for sure!



Elvis Abrahanowicz is chef at Bodega and Porteno, with his mate Ben Milgate. The coolest thing about him is how much he loves his family. And Mickey D’s.

Favourite record/s to listen to when cooking?

Wayne Hancock.

Earliest cooking memory?

Helping my Mum cook as a little boy.

If you had $8, what would you buy from the supermarket to eat?

Is McDonalds a supermarket? If not it would have to be tinned fish and toothpicks.

Ingredient that makes you gag?

I’ve never been keen on bugs.

Do you care if your Ikea hotdog has horse meat in it?

I thought they were sawdust, so no, horse is fine.


Recipes for a Good Time by Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate (Allen & Unwin)