|Favourite Food: Anything as long as it’s from Birds Eye
Favourite film: A fish called Wanda
Favourite book: The Essential Ingredient Cookbook
Star sign: Pisces
Head Chef Gill worked in the best family restaurants, e.g. Doyles, Stokehouse downstairs (and some of the more exclusive cruise liners), honing his craft and skills.
Gill is the maestro, the leader of the flock, the bird who organizes the team and makes sure the meal is on time, delicious and made with a minimum of fuss.
Favourite food: Golden Crunch Chips
Favourite film: Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Favourite actress: Lucy Lu
Favourite colour: Gold
Goldie is the youngest member of the team. She has this ‘thing’ about batter. It has to be light (because she is), and yet deliver a solid crunch. She’s always happy, talkative and chirpy, but especially so when she’s in command of a packet of her favourite food – anything in the Birds Eye Golden Crunch range.
Goldie has a natural talent for cooking and her timing is impeccable. Although petite, Goldie has an enormous appetite, which never ceases to amaze her many friends. Goldie can tell you how crunchy a chip will be simply by looking at it.
Favourite food: Oven Bake Fish
Favourite film: Finding Nemo
Favourite book: The Importance of Omega-3 in The Antipodean Diet.
Finn is into fish. She’s into it seasoned, steamed, oven baked or grilled. Finn is also uberknowledgeable about fish, and in fact has a PhD on the subject. She’s passionate about marine conservation, sustainable fish stocks and the health benefits of eating fish. And, as you might expect, she can tell you everything there is to know about Omega-3 (though it’s probably best not to ask her because being one of his favourite subjects, she is prone to going on about it for hours).
Favourite food: Chips
Favourite TV series: Chips
Favourite character: Mr Potato Head
Favourite Pastime: Eating chips
Ever since he can remember, Chip has enjoyed a love affair with chips – in fact, anything made with potato. Perhaps his name had something to do with it. Chip loves cooking them , eating them, stocking the freezer with them. He’d fly half-way round the world for a plate of crunchy chips. In fact, he’s so focused on chips that he can lose interest in other things if there’s a chip to be eaten anywhere in the vicinity.
Chip is great when it comes to peeling and chopping spuds, and knows exactly how to cut the perfect chip. No one knows more about potatoes, or about how to make a chip crunchier and more delicious than Chip – he’s the expert at it.
Favourite food: Steamed vegies
Favourite film: Rocky I, II
Favourite book: Sly Stallone
Hobbies: Boxing (featherweight div.), Power lifting
Brock is always looking for the healthier was to satisfy his appetite. He exercises every day and loves to lift things. He always does a little extra in the kitchen in the hope that this will earn him seconds. Occasionally, when the situation calls for it, Brock will provide security for the kitchen.
He’s an expert cat wrangler.
Preferring healthy food, and being a bit of a fitness fanatic, Brock is the go-to guy for the vegies range – he knows everything there is to know about their nutritional benefits. He’s especially helpful when it comes to stocking and re-stocking the freezer – just loves doing it.