A soul woman chef, Dominique Rizzo has a natural passion for creative world food, fuelled by her Sicilian heritage and a deep desire to develop innovative cuisine. Dominique has 16 years experience as a chef, including 7 years as former Head Chef/Catering Consultant/Cooking School Director and business partner in the award winning "Mondo Organics" in Brisbane's West End.
In 2007, Dom started her own chef/consulting business, "Pure Food Cooking" with a focus and purpose to inspire and generate awareness in cooking using natural whole foods and fresh organic produce to improve health, balance and life vitality. Her unique style and a combination of simple, well-developed flavours is paramount to her menu designs, cooking presentations, demonstrations, product promotions, food styling and consulting work.
Recently, Dom has also begun working with various primary and high schools in Brisbane facilitating cooking classes to compliment the home economic programs and teaching students about healthy fun food.
Dom's cook book "My Taste of Sicily" was launched in August 2011 with Lantern publishing and focuses on simple, family friendly recipes with a Sicilian/Italian flavour. .
And in 2012 Dom will be hosting holidays with a unique food experience, "Pure Sicilian Food, Wine and Cooking Tours" with the first two in June and September 2012. These indulgent tours offer a hands on cooking and dining extravaganza on the wonderful island of Sicily. If you think you have seen all of Italy and not been to Sicily... think again!