Darren Purchese is a pastry chef, author, presenter and owner/creator behind Melbourne’s iconic Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio.

He is one of most respected pastry chefs working in Australia today and is renowned for his exquisite and extravagant sweet creations. Darren can skilfully balance flavours, textures and uses modern methods to produce revolutionary dessert concepts.

Darren’s sweet centrepieces are in demand at some of Australia’s most prestigious events. The Australian F1 Grand Prix, Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and NGV Ball have all enjoyed Darren’s signature ‘tubes’ cakes and desserts.

Darren’s customers, fans and prestigious client list all have one thing in common; they’re hooked on his unique and delicious list of creations as well as his charm and hospitality.

A natural host and an accomplished public speaker and presenter, Darren is an author of five successful cookbooks. He is a regular on our TV screens most notably as guest judge on Network TEN’s global smash, Masterchef Australia.