is one of Australia’s most celebrated patissiers and the star of the popularNetflix TV shows SugarRush and Zumbo’s JustDesserts. He began his apprenticeship at the age of 15 where his love affair with pastry flourished. His swiftly expanding empire began in2007 with his Balmain shopfront, where sugared-up locals couldn’t get enoughof his pastries.
An appearance on the first series of MasterChefAustralia helped introduce the croquembouche to an even wider audience and made Adriano – and macarons – a household name.
Adriano has released three bestselling cookbooks, In 2016, the highly anticipated first season of Zumbo’s Just Desserts aired on Channel 7and later sold to Netflix which brought Adriano worldwide acclaim for his quirky antics and creative flair. This was followed by a second Netflix show, Sugar Rush which first aired in 2018. A secondseason for both shows will air in 2019.
Adriano has competed in several prominentinternational competitions including Coupe de Monde and the Asian Pastry Cup.
In 2012 he joined forces with premium French chocolate brand Cacao Barry, announced as their Australian Ambassador. It’s his love affair with confectionery, combined with his Parisian trainingat institutions that include l’Ecole Lenôtre, Bellouet and Pierre Hermé and which has resulted in a sensibility as delicious as it is irreverent.
This creativity is evident in every layer of hiselaborate desserts. Constantly evolving and always considering his next move, cake, or idea, Adriano’s infectious energy keeps his fans on their toes. Theylove it that way, and so does he.