About Al Brown
Presenter / Associate Producer - Al Brown
Chef, TV Presenter, writer, fisherman and co-owner of one of New Zealand's most successful restaurants, Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar in Wellington, Al Brown enjoys meeting people who share his passion for food and loves to roll up his sleeves and mix it with the locals. His warm genial personality and down to earth approach put people at ease and bring a natural feel to his shows.
Al gained his Culinary Arts Degree at the New England Culinary Institute, USA. After working in restaurants in North America, Europe and New Zealand, he opened Logan Brown. Co-Presenter of three seasons of the award winning TV series, Hunger for the Wild, Al has also appeared as guest kiwi chef on Anthony Bourdain's culinary series No Reservations. More recently Al hosted the television series Coasters for TVNZ.
In 2009 Logan Brown Restaurant was the Supreme Winner of Cuisine Magazine's Restaurant of the Year Award and Al Brown and Steve Logan were also voted Wellingtonians of the Year 2009.
In October of the same year Al's new book Go Fish was released. Based around his love of fishing and seafood, the book topped the bestseller list in New Zealand after just three weeks and remained there for several weeks. It is now in its sixth reprint.
In April 2010 Go Fish was presented judged best single subject book at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) cook book awards in the United States - considered to be the most prestigious cook book awards globally.
Al opened a new eatery Depot in Auckland in August this