Masterchef judge staff underpaid $2.6 million

It’s being reported that hundreds of staff working at George Calombaris’ restaurants have been underpaid $2.6 million.

162 of the 430 staff at restaurants including The Press Club, Gazi and Hellenic Republic, haven’t been paid the correct wages over the past six years.

The celebrity chef blamed “historically poor processes” for the bungle, adding he was “devastated” by what had happened.


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Affected employees will be back-paid an average of just over $16,000 each.