Manu Fieldel hints that he is about to hang up his apron for good

Must See 13/11/2019

Before becoming a well-known celebrity judge on the cooking show My Kitchen Rules, Manu Fieldel was simply a chef, working his way up the ranks in the restaurant world.

But after a scathing interview with The Daily Telegraph, it sounds like Manu is very keen to hang up his apron and step away from the stove for good.

And it's all thanks to the "dying" restaurant scene.

"It is crap. Look at it," Manu told the publication.

"The rent is going up, as we know staff pays are going up, the drought so the food is going up and there is very little margin."

"It is tough and the public just wants more and more and they don't want to pay more either so it is a very difficult time for the restaurateurs." he continued.

Only the big ones are surviving and all the little ones are dying one by one.

The MKR judge has owned three Sydney restaurants: Duck In Duck Out (closed after one year),  Aperitif (closed after less than a year) and L’Etoile (closed after six years).

His Melbourne eatery, Le Grand Cirque, which he opened with MasterChef judge George Calombaris, closed after four months and some bad reviews.

Luckily he still has his TV career - with his new show starting up in the new year.