Director, Younes Khazour was born and raised in France, beginning his chef / pâtissier career in the Loire Valley.
After meeting his wife Kate, he followed her to Melbourne in 2004 where he then worked with the likes of Shannon Bennett (Vue de Monde), Gary Cooper (Bella Vedere) and Andrew McConnell (Cutler & Co). After sixteen years of working in the industry at the peak of gastronomic and hatted restaurants, Asterisk Kitchen was born.
In October 2012, Kate and Younes started from what was no more than a home-kitchen testing sweet cakes at the local market, along the banks of the Yarra River in Warrandyte, Melbourne, Australia.
Asterisk Kitchen is now based in Ringwood and Younes continues to research and develop products that aim to reflect French elegance, fine dining and a deep philosophy for good food.