One of the biggest changes Sue has seen in recent years, is the rise of male interest in cooking. 30 years ago, her customer base was almost exclusively female, but now she says it’s not unusual to have more men than women in an Accoutrement cooking class.
“And TV shows MasterChef have also done great things for kids when it comes to interest and engagement with cooking.”
Sue’s influence and contribution to Australia’s gourmet food scene has resulted in numerous accolades, including a Jaguar Award for Excellence – and a coveted place in the Sydney Morning Herald’s “Food Hall of Fame”.
“It’s truly amazing to think I’ve been doing this for over four decades,” she says, “and I certainly have no plans to retire just yet.
“Who knows, maybe Accoutrement will be around for another 40 years!”