Brenda has been a restaurateur and chef in Brisbane since her first restaurant, Primavera, opened in 1981. She is the visionary and driving force behind the Mondo concept, and she is a respected leader and voice championing the organic revolution in Australia. Brenda has an innate respect for real food and quality organic and biodynamic wines. She is a knowledgeable teacher and presents weekly at the Mondo Cooking School. In April 2010 Brenda moved to Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland, where the volcanic soil and temperate climate nurture the best edible gardens imaginable. She is currently transforming her patch of earth into an organic orchard and seasonal kitchen garden.