Artist Detail - BBC Entertainment
At 13 years old Manu joined an amateur circus school however, by the time he turned 15 he had decided that the road to becoming a professional clown was not for him. He started as an apprentice in his fatherís restaurant and quickly progressed to a fine dining restaurant to finish his apprenticeship. But soon thereafter the travel bug bit Manu and he packed his knives and headed for London.
It was there, working in the top French restaurants in the UK, that Manu really began to understand and love the career he had chosen. In 1999 Manu flew to Australia and it was in Sydney that his career started to move at a lightning pace ó opening Sydney Morning Herald Chefís Hat winning kitchens across Sydney, and eventually his own restaurant in Paddington. Manuís newest restaurant venture, Le Grand Cirque, opened in Melbourne in March 2014.
Manu Feildel is one of the most popular new personalities on Australian television as co-host of the long-running Channel7 series My Kitchen Rules, but he has been a feature on Australian television for over a decade. His appearances include Channel Tenís Ready Steady Cook, The Circle, Sunrise, Channel7ís Morning Show, 9am with David & Kim and co-hosting the series Boys Weekend.