For most of us, Christmas day is spent with family, presents and food. However, this may not be the case for chefs. While having to work on Christmas eve changes the way chefs celebrate this festive season, it doesn’t make it any less special. From preserving Christmas traditions to creating new ones, here are some ways our favourite chefs are planning for their holidays.
Aitor Jeronimo Orive
Chef-Patron, Basque Kitchen by Aitor
“I look forward to spending time with my family during Christmas. Growing up as a single child with a single mom, we didn’t really have massive spreads. But, we would always make something special which we wouldn’t normally have, like lobster or a half a suckling pig.
While it is nearly impossible to celebrate Christmas with my family, especially when living abroad, this year I will take some time off to celebrate with them back in Melbourne. For me, some fresh seafood and a big roast is a must. This year, I plan to do a whole charcoal spit roast hog for my family.”