PS: One of my favourite moments on the show is when you greeted your food hero Heston Blumenthal in your onesie. Will you ever live that down?
Brent: No, I won’t. I’m famous for that now, aren’t I? I’ll have to release a line of onesies.
PS: To sell in your café.
Brent: On the side.
PS: What would you like your cookbook to be like? Do you have lots of recipe ideas ready to go?
Brent: I’m working on that now. I think it’s going to be more about me; I’m going to show more about things I’ve experienced in life, where I got inspiration from, and just show a lot more about me in the book.
PS: What was your proudest moment? I feel it could be the dish you did for your dad—
Brent: Yep, for sure. 100 percent. It just had so much meaning behind it, and I got to change our relationship, I guess, which is for positive.
PS: What was his feedback on the dish, and have you made it for him since?
Brent: I haven’t made it since, but he was definitely proud of me. He teared up a lot, and he was really proud of it.
PS: What was it like adjusting back to the real world? What did you miss most aside from family and friends?
Brent: I think just knowing what was going on in my family’s life as well. I mean we got to speak to them every few days, but you didn’t have the time to really dissect what was going on. They didn’t want to worry me, so they would often leave things out that were concerning them. I think missing that was hard, and obviously the birth of my niece — that happened. So that was big.
PS: Hopefully you’ve had lots of catch up time since then!
Brent: Yeah, it’s been amazing. It’s incredible the connection that you can get just by seeing someone for the first time.
PS: Everyone knows you are the plating and presentation master. Have you always been creative in a visual sense?
Brent: Not that I was aware of! My family and [girlfriend] Madison were worried that that was my biggest down point, that I was bad at presentation, and it just worked out that’s what I got best at!
Source: Network Ten