Snowy's 'cooking' in role as tv chef
STEVEN Snow is renowned as being one of Australia's top seafood chefs, but the restaurateur of Fins at Salt didn't realise he had a “great head for television”.
After appearing on lifestyle program Mecurio's Menu earlier this year, the Casuarina chef is putting the Tweed on the menu of foodies and travellers all around Australia as a presenter on Channel Seven's new program; Guide to the Good Life.
“The producers of Mecurio's Menu are doing the show and liked what I did then, and said I had a great style for television,” said Mr Snow, who is known locally for his shaved head and relaxed style, as much as his award-winning recipes.
“I never thought that I had a good head for television, but I guess they like what I am doing because I'm being consid- ered for other projects.”
After relocating his restaurant from Byron Bay to Salt 18 months ago and selling more than 7500 of his first cook book Byron Cooking and Eating, as well as plans to distribute it in the United Kingdom, Mr Snow said he never thought about a TV career.
“I have already filmed eight of the 13 episodes,” he said.
“So far I have had some friends over to my place for a dinner party, and we've done one at Fingal Head where the theme was picnic food.
“I also would like to do something around the Murwillumbah area because there are some great local producers there and local produce has always been a focus of my cooking.”
Steve Omecke, executive producer of the show that screens at 5pm on Sunday, said Mr Snow won the job over many other top chefs because of his unique personality, style and passion for cooking.
“From frame one we, the network and sponsor, were not disappointed with our choice of Snowy,” Mr Omecke said from Melbourne.
“The program is all about lifestyle, and that is what Snowy is all about.
“Plus we get to shoot the episodes in some beautiful scenery.”