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6 & 7 July 2024

Ashleigh Brodie

Weave Eatery

Ashleigh studied at Wintec before heading over the ditch to Melbourne where she spent 4 years as the sous chef at the famous and award winning cafe Top paddock. 

It was there she found her love for cooking breakfast so decided to head home and open Gather Foodhouse with her family in Frankton. Most recently she was the head chef at the busy brunch spot Grey street kitchen. 

Now you will find her at Weave eatery in Innovation park working for the Hayes Common team! Ashleigh loves being apart of a busy thriving new cafe."I’m always pushing boundaries and changing things up- I get bored easily so love to challenge myself in the kitchen by testing new dishes and menus", she says.

Get to know Ashleigh:

Favourite restaurant/or café in the Waikato to go out to:

Love eating at Craft

Most underrated vegetable, cut of meat or seafood?

Love cauliflower so much such a versatile vege to use

The kitchen utensil you can't live without?

A very sharp mandolin

If you didn’t become a chef what would you have been?

Ohh that’s a tricky one! I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else !

What is your one ingredient that is your staple?

Can’t go wrong with fish sauce and lime needed to finish off so many sauces and dressings

Saturday night in with a movie, what is your comfort meal?

Anything Mexican- nachos for sure!

Where to see Ashleigh:

Heathcotes Kitchen Theatre