CELEBRITY COOK / MC
Denmark, Western Australia
Anna’s past life was in rock and roll and at 13 she hit the stage and sang in a band called the Jam Tarts.
The band toured and released 3 recordings over a 10-year period. During this time Anna worked part-time in restaurants; she calls this her apprenticeship years.
She catered for her own wedding and as a result the phone never stopped ringing. A catering business was accidently born and was highly successful for 10 years until she got lured back into the spotlight but this time with TV.
Her first television job started behind the scenes as a food assistant to Ian Parmenter on ABC’s hit television cooking series Consuming passions.
Since then Anna has hosted on prime time television shows such as Junior MasterChef (Network Ten), The Great Australian Bake off (Network Nine), The Best in Australia (Foxtel), Anna Gare’s Cab fare (CH9) and Quickies in my Kitchen, which featured quick easy recipes while chatting with high-profile guests.
Following her success on National television, Anna wrote 3 cookbooks and launched her own retro kitchen range with Albi imports.
Anna is passionate about West Australian produce and has become a Brand Ambassador for Buy West Eat Best and naturally the Great Southern Region, as she now lives there with her husband Luc.