Considered one of Australia’s most loved female celebrity cooks, Anna has won the hearts of many people while hosting and cooking on prime time television shows such as Junior Masterchef (Network Ten), The Great Australian Bakeoff (Network nine), The Best in Australia and Quickies in my Kitchen which featured Anna preparing quick easy recipes while chatting with high-profile guests.
Before deciding to devote her life to good food, Anna spent her teens singing in an all girl band and she toured extensively in Australia and the UK while developing a devoted following, but even then Anna’s passion for food was never far from her thoughts. She poached asparagus in hotel kettles, ironed salmon (until medium rare) on dressing room ironing tables and wilted spinach with her hair drier before gigs…. very rock n’ roll!
After leaving the band Anna set up her own catering business the highly innovative Deluxe catering in Fremantle, Western Australia which ran for 12 years. It wasn’t long however before Anna’s passion for food and her love of performing combined, leading her to her new and busy career in Television and cooking shows.
Following her success on National television, Anna has written 3 cookbooks titled “Homemade-simply delicious food”, “Eat in” and her recent book “Delicious Everyday”.
In 2011 she launched her own kitchen range called “Anna Gare” with Albi import. Her brand has been a huge success Australia wide and also internationally and the retro, colourful range is still one of the most successful sellers for key retailers.
Anna is passionate about inspiring people to cook and enjoy healthy homemade meals. Her infectious energy, charisma and simple delicious recipes have made her an audience and brand favourite and she’s currently being kept busy as the new Ambassador for Buy West, East Best. Her recent collaboration with Jamie Oliver to help launch “Ministry of Food Australia” and her work with kids through Stephanie Alexander’s “Kitchen Garden School Program” are projects that reflect her commitment to making cooking accessible to everyone.