Adriano Zumbo is one of Australia’s most celebrated patissiers. The country boy’s first taste of the sweet life was raiding lollies and cake mix from his parent’s Coonamble supermarket. He began his apprenticeship at the age of 15 where his love affair with pastry flourished. His swiftly expanding empire began in 2007 with his Balmain shop front, where sugared-up locals couldn’t get enough of his pastries.
An appearance on the first series of MasterChef Australia helped introduce the croquembouche to an even wider audience and made Adriano – and macarons – a household name. Adriano has opened seven stores throughout New South Wales and Victoria and released two books Zumbo and Zumbarons.