...is the owner and creator behind Melbourne’s B&P Sweet Studio. He is one of the most sought after and respected chefs working in Australia today and is renowned for his exquisite and extravagant sweet & savoury creations.

Darren skillfully balances flavours, textures, modern techniques and traditional methods to produce revolutionary dessert concepts.

His sweet centrepieces have been in demand at some of the countries most prestigious events, The Australian F1 Grand Prix, The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and Logies have all enjoyed Darren’s showstopping cakes and desserts.

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

Outside of the kitchen Darren is an inspirational business leader, a natural host and accomplished public speaker. He is married to Cath Claringbold, a celebrated former chef and restaurateur and together they run B&P as well as the other services listed in the form below.

He is passionate in many causes and has led fundraising as a proud ambassador for the following charities:

Cancer Council Australia

ASRC - Asylum Seekers Resource Centre

My Room Children's Cancer Charity


Darren is an accomplished author of five cookbooks including Sweet Studio - The Art of Divine Desserts, Lamingtons & Lemon Tart, Chefs Eat Toasties Too, Chefs Host Christmas Too and Chefs Eat Breakfast Too. He has written countless ebooks and his work has been translated into many languages and published all over the world.

He is also a regular on our TV screens, most notably as guest judge on the global smash MasterChef Australia. Darren has hundreds of hours of TV experience and hosted many cooking segments across the networks.

Darren would be delighted to help you grow your business, MC your next event or hone your cooking skills.

Enquire about Darren now, using the form below. You will find Darren and Cath easy to work with and excited at partnership opportunities.

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