Alia Glo­rie

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - STARS OF 2018 -

In the space of a year, Alia Glo­rie, who be­came a head chef in her 20s, took Perth’s Bil­lie H bistro and wine bar to one-hat sta­tus. Along with culi­nary ac­claim, she has also gar­nered at­ten­tion for her stance on cre­at­ing a safe, healthy kitchen cul­ture where chefs don’t suf­fer burnout. She now counts Stephen Goodall of the Equal Op­por­tu­nity Com­mis­sion as a men­tor. “I have no back­ground in lead­er­ship, but I want to see real change in terms of men­tal health,” Glo­rie says. “I will ruf­fle quite a few feath­ers, but I don’t want my chefs to work 60 to 80 hours a week. You lose your life, you lit­er­ally watch it go by. The jobs are so full-on, cre­atively, phys­i­cally, and men­tally.”

Glo­rie says crazy work hours and ag­gres­sive at­ti­tudes need to be re­placed by gen­der pay equality, time off to re­cover, and em­pow­er­ment. “I see work­ing con­di­tions chang­ing in the next five years. I’m very ex­cited about that.”

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