MakMak moves to Surry Hills in time for Christmas.

​ One of Sydney’s favourite macaron bakeries is moving to Surry Hills. Keep reading to find out how you could win a Macaron Prize Pack worth $50! MakMak Macarons, Sydney’s leading macaron and dessert company, has shifted its headquarters to Surry Hills after six years on King Street, Newtown. The new outlet will have its Grand…

Lets Do Yum Cha Pop-Up at Hillside Hotel

BBQ pork buns, dumplings and beer anyone? Hi Foodies, This weekend only get your hands on a selection of your favourite Yum Cha delicacies at the Let’s Do Yum Cha Rooftop Kitchen Takeover. EAT. Head upstairs to the Hillside Hotel’s Rooftop today and tomorrow between 12pm-9pm and enjoy sticky BBQ Pork Buns, Har Gow (Prawn Dumplings) and…

The Ultimate Xmas Menu Launch

Check out Brendon The Smiling Chef in ‘The Ultimate Xmas Menu’ ebook and support Lentil As Anything this Christmas! Food Loving Sydneysider Kris Goetz launched her brand new Christmas recipe e-book, The Ultimate Xmas Menu. The cookbook features 28 delicious gluten-free and vegan recipes from 15 Australian health & wellness bloggers, including Casey-Lee from Live Love Nourish, Macha &…

Vote for me in the Menulog Food Lover Blogger Awards 2015

I’ve just entered an exciting new blogging competition and I could really use your help. Keep reading. Hi Foodies, It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in the Smiling Chef kitchen. Between looking for work in the Media and Publishing sectors (and really anything to do with food) I’ve been developing a new menu…

#WhatsBrendonCooking @brendonthesmilingchef – 26 May, 2015

I had a really awesome cooking day with my sister and our good friend Katy. Check out what we made via @brendonthsmilingchef on Instagram. Doing one of those photo of a photo shots. Sorry, I’m one of those people hehehehe 😉 Here’s our finished fish and chips plated up on white. Really fun day cooking…

Paperbark Tree Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers and Chanterelles

The photos from my first ever wedding cake have arrived. You may remember my post back in September last year when I announced I would be making my first wedding cake. My friends Russel and Nicole were getting ready to celebrate their special day and they wanted an extra-special cake. The brief wasn’t the traditional white…

This Week on Instagram

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Check out what I’ve been up to via my Instagram coverage this week. Follow @bthesmilingchef for all the details. First up on Instagram this week were the recipe shots from the Food For The Growing Ups series I worked on with Nathan Li. Sipping coffees and watching my first ever soccer game…