Jesse Donnarumma

Jesse Donnarumma

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was raised in a family who often used fire in cooking processes so adopting American style BBQ techniques in my spare time felt second nature. I went on to create my own unique bacon by combining Italian pancetta and Texas style Low & Slow methods.

As one half of our multi award winning BBQ team Smoke & Steel (with Dane Cowan) I have a great time travelling nationally and internationally representing our State. I have been strongly influenced by David Chang, Aaron Franklin, J. Kenji López-Alt & Nathan Myrhvold.


Adelaide, South Australia

Favourite dish to grill:

Reverse Seared Beef Fillet

Fun Fact:

I once flew to Canada to smoke a brisket I first bought from an American Costco

Favourite Activity:

Cooking, Looking after the health of my family

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Akorn® Kamado Charcoal Grill

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