Shane Delia

Shane Delia is best known as Chef and Owner of Maha Restaurant & Biggie Smalls. Shane is a presenter on Channel 9 Postcards, host of his own TV show, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey, author of Maha Middle Eastern Home Cooking & Spice Journey – Adventures in Middle Eastern Cooking, and a charity ambassador.

2016 has Shane flashing his trademark grin across television sets as a presenter on Channel 9 Postcards, Victoria’s most popular travel and lifestyle show. Shane takes audiences to the very best local and regional food destinations Victoria has to offer.

Shane’s flagship restaurant Maha has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2008. Renowned for its fresh, unrestricted Middle Eastern menu, Maha has a style that is truly cutting edge. The Age Good Food Guide has continually recognized Maha as a leader in its field, awarding the restaurant One Chef Hat annually since 2009.

December 2015 saw Shane launch his passion project, Biggie Smalls. A modern reimagining of a Kbab shop served up to a soundtrack of 90’s hip-hop. Biggie Smalls is a fun, urban and accessible brand that’s was born from Shane’s love of hip hip, sneakers and American diners.

Shane’s cheeky personality and enthusiasm for food and culture is captured in his acclaimed television program, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey. After a successful third season, Spice Journey has aired in 135 countries across 5 continents and continues to be an Australian and International success.

In 2013, Shane teamed up with Peter Rowland Catering, to create ROWLAND by Shane Delia. The collaboration sees Shane and his team provide creative consultancy and experiential culinary concepts for corporate, private and major events including the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.

Having a natural affinity with motor vehicles, Shane is proudly a Mercedes-Benz Ambassador. This relationship continues to grow as they both encompass core qualities of resilience and innovation.

Coming from a passionate sporting family, Shane’s heart lies with the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne City FC. As an ambassador, he is heavily involved with both clubs.

Shane is based in Melbourne, Australia. His wife Maha, is the inspiration and namesake of his flagship restaurant. Together they have two children, daughter Jayda and son Jude.


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