Danielle Alvarez is a Sydney based chef, recipe developer and cookbook author, and formerly the Head Chef of two-hatted Paddington restaurant, Fred’s – a Merivale venue.

“Alvarez was awarded Time Out Chef of the Year in 2017, and was also a finalist for the 2018 Good Food Guide Chef of the Year and the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Best New Talent award. Danielle and Fred’s have been featured in the New York Times as a part of ‘the new guard’ of young chefs leading prominent kitchens in Sydney.”[1]

In April 2022, Alvarez announced she was stepping down as head chef Fred’s, where she brought the vision of “simple, delicious food around a fireplace” to life.

Almost 16 months later, Alvarez has been announced as a Culinary Director of Trippas White Group, the operator of the Opera House’s internal food and beverage space since 2018.

In the role, Alvarez will develop curated menus for private functions in the venue’s Yallamundi Rooms, the Utzon Room, and Northern Foyers.

“Bringing together Danielle and the Sydney Opera House is a perfect match,” says Trippas White Group Chief Executive Officer Kevin Zajax in a statement published by Hospitality Magazine[2]. “… Danielle cares deeply about the connection between food and culture, and I can’t think of anywhere better to bring this together than arguably the world’s most recognisable cultural destination.”

Keypoint Law is delighted to have advised Alvarez on her transition to the Trippas White Group.

For more about Alvarez, visit daniellemalvarez.com.

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[1] https://daniellemalvarez.com/about

[2] https://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/danielle-alvarez-announced-as-opera-house-culinary-director/