island entertainment presents

The Chef and the Showman


"A comedic act of genius, toss in some food, flame and a little drama, and you have yourself a show!"

With a combined 55 years of experience under their belts, Paul and- John Xintavelonis- are the Chef and the Showman. Two extroverts walk into a kitchen sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it was the beginning of a great friendship and a competition for the best gags for these two. Starting out at the food theatre at the Taste of the Huon over 6 years ago, this pair promoted local produce and inspired audiences with comedy and exceptional dishes. Now in the process of recording their television series Of Course  Paul and John are on the verge of big things!

No stranger to the spotlight John has appeared in musicals in Hobart and on the Mainland such as Pumba in- The Lion King, Mr Braithewaite in- Billy Elliot, and as The Cowardly Lion - in- The Wizard of Oz. Throw in some of Paul's master cookery and Dad jokes, you have yourself a show!

Available as MC's or entertainment for corporate and special events, festivals or conferences, The Chef and the Showman's food theatre is based around cooking, comedy, and professionalism, with brand promotions also available.

Customised quotes available, with ingredients and equipment included in the price of the quote. AV equipment can also be supplied at an extra cost.

The year is 2021 and The Chef and the Showman want to invade your home, workplace whatever!

If you are after something different and I mean different. We are what you are looking for!

Below is an example of what we have to offer (nudity is extra!)

Have a read, get in touch, have a chat give us your bank account details I mean event date and place, and we are yours!