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A Conversation with Chef Greer Rochford


Meet culinary artist-in-residence Greer Rochford.  Greer is an artist, a chef and a photographer. She graduated with a Masters of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts with her thesis ‘In Search of Jetztziet; between the still and the moving image’. Her photographs, videos and performance work have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Greer currently works as the Sous Chef of award winning Sydney cafe Cornersmith Annandale, sharing their philosophy of local, ethical and seasonal food. She is passionate about reducing waste in the kitchen by using ‘the whole ingredient’, experimenting with waste saving techniques, especially fermenting and turning ‘food into dust’ as well as traditional pastry and baking.  

Greer is interested in the intersections of cooking, art and philosophy.  Her research spans the visual and culinary arts with a common thread of nostalgia, memory, place, desire and alchemy. She believes ‘there is a connection between photography and cooking - both are processes that are inextricably linked to alchemy (and magic) lending themselves to philosophical enquiry pertaining to the human condition.’

Greer has been awarded this year's culinary teaching fellowship will be teaching the course "The Whole Fruit" on Wednesday, September 12th.

Join us in the Applebarn on Fridays for artist talks, guest lectures, residency presentations, roundtable discussions and engaging conversations on art, ecology, food, philosophy and more!  

Earlier Event: September 6
Intro to Pottery: Centering and Throwing
Later Event: September 12
The Whole Fruit