Chef Anne Burrill, a New York City-based chef who has been a popular presence in Australian culinary circles for more than a decade, has signed a two-year deal with ABC Radio’s Food Network to serve as a chef-in-residence on Food Network’s Food & Wine series.
Burrill will also serve as the head of culinary and food journalism at the network, the network confirmed.
“Chef Anne is a fantastic, funny, intelligent and passionate woman, and I’m thrilled that we are making her the chef of Australia’s most successful and respected show, Food & Wines,” Food Network head of news, Paula Williams, said in a statement.
Burrell will take over the position from longtime host chef Steve Jones, who left in January to return to the Food Network.
Burrill will report to Food Network chief executive and head of food research and development, Greg Wiesenbach.
Burr is the first Food Network veteran to hold the position, having previously served as chef de cuisine at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and as executive chef at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CICA) and the prestigious Soho Hotel.
Burrs first appearance on Food & Food Network was in March last year when she appeared as the host of the inaugural Food & Drinks Week, which aired on ABC TV, and also took part in the ABC’s Celebrity Family Funhouse episode on November 19 last year.
The chef will join the Food & Fondue team as part of the network’s food and wine series which airs from March to September each year.