New Zealand born Iain Hewitson has been a chef/restaurateur for more than 40 years. Since arriving in Melbourne, Australia in 1971, he has owned and operated many restaurants and for the past 19 years he has been a fixture on national TV, with shows such as “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise”, “A Cook’s Journey”, “Huey’s TV Dinner”, “Never Trust a Skinny Cook” and “Huey’s Cooking Adventures”, which just completed its 11th year and was Australia’s highest rating daytime TV show. Iain hopes to repeat this success with his new show “Huey’s Kitchen”, which commenced in March 2010 and is aired at 4pm Mon-Fri on Network 10.
As well, Iain has written eight cookbooks with his latest, “Huey’s Bloody Good Recipes” released in November 2009.
And, in conjunction with leading South Australian manufacturer Beerenberg, Iain has created a range of sauces and dressings that are available nationally.
Huey is Australia’s most watched television cook. Travelling around some of the most picturesque regions of both Australia and overseas, he presents simple yet special recipes that are easy to recreate at home.
As well as Iain "Huey" Hewitson’s customary enthusiasm for all things culinary, with all new recipes and locations, he encourages you to spend more time both in the kitchen and outside on the barbie.
Huey’s easy to follow recipes have always been a hit with viewers and, as he says, “My job is to get the viewers out of the pre-prepared food sections and take away shops and into the kitchen where they belong.”
In his aim to encourage home cooks to try interesting new ingredients and experiment with same, Huey goes to great lengths to visit as many regions and countries as possible – talking to chefs, producers and local characters to discover all the foodie secrets of the area. Another pleasure is filming with many of the true heroes of the culinary world – the chef’s themselves.
Huey appeals to a wide cross section of viewers, including a younger audience, which gives him a great buzz, after watching many get involved in the kitchen and learn cooking skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. His 12½ year old daughter, Charlotte, is also a regular on the show – following in her father’s footsteps and also encouraging young children to get in the kitchen with Mum or Dad.