Amy Hamilton’s entry into the world of cooking is a win for tenacity. As a visual arts student, she fought her way into the kitchen of Russell Blaikie’s Must Wine Bar by persistently calling him during service to ask why she hadn’t been awarded a dishwashing job. From there, she went from scrubbing pots and pans to getting them dirty. Finding her creative impulses satisfied by cooking, study went on the back burner and the rest – like they say in the movies – is history.

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