WEDNESDAYS @ One
A series of talks by well known and interesting South Australians, with the theme - Books in My Life.
Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building
1pm to approx 2pm
First Wednesday of each month
$5 FSLSA Members
Wed @ 1 2018
FEBRUARY - Wednesday 7th 2018, at 1.00 pm
Cath Kerry - Writer, former chef and restaurateur.
Cath was born in Algeria to an English father and French mother. She arrived in Australia at the age of 11 and, after high school, studied Arts and Fine Arts at Adelaide and Flinders Universities.
After teaching for seventeen years (French and English) in two local high schools, she took long service leave in 1980 to see if she could make it in the world of catering and hospitality.
She set up the restaurant for Petaluma Winery at Bridgewater Mill. Cath Kerry has been both an off-site caterer and a restaurateur. As a caterer, she specialized in doing great events in impossible places, such as 600 guests at the Balaklava Races, the Opera in the Outback with Kiri Te Kanawa and over 1000 people daily at Writers’ Week. Her last ‘gig’ was as director and executive chef of the restaurant at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
She has received The National Restaurant & Catering Association award for commitment and service to the industry.
She trains judges for the Restaurant & Catering Association’s national Awards for Excellence, writes about the importance of the table and makes cheese in her spare time.
She believes that real food is one of the last affordable, safe pleasures and that trapping friends around a table to eat, to share conversation and laughter is an essential element of a civilized society.
She has a weakness for collecting antique and vintage tableware, as well as for crime fiction.
She is now a happily retired chef and restaurateur, gainfully unemployed.
March - No Speaker - Adelaide Festival