The Chef, Max Azize, Saffron Restaurant

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Max and Marven


Max Azize, The Chef at Saffron, owns the restaurant with his brother Marven.

A veteran of the food industry, Max has been involved in a number of restaurants in Canberra and Sydney in a career that spans four decades specialising in every level from fine dining with high end exclusive clientele to cafes and takeaways.

Now at Saffron, he focuses on the shared heritage of the cuisines of the Near East, and embraces the ethos of freshness and simplicity in the Mediterranean diet.

Recent Awards:

Restaurant & Catering Association National Winner in Awards for Excellence
ACT Winner Specialty Cuisine Restaurant 2010

Restaurant & Catering Association (ACT):
Winner Specialty Restaurant 2009
Winner Middle Eastern Restaurant 2008
Finalist Specialty Restaurant 2007
Finalist Wine List 2007
Winner Specialty Restaurant 2006

I Love Food Awards:
Finalist 2009
Finalist 2007