Rose to fame after appearing on MasterChef Australia; he became known for such elaborate dessert creations as the "V8 cake," "fairytale house," and "croquembouche tower." he .
In the late 1990s, he became an apprentice to several renowned Australian and French pastry chefs.
He became the owner of a number of Australian patisseries; starred in a short-lived reality series called Zumbo; and published a book titled Zumbo Book.
He grew up in Australia and Italy in a family of Italian heritage. In January 2017, he went public with his romance to former My Kitchen Rules contestant Nelly Riggio; the couple got engaged in May of 2021.
He and Luca Manfe are both famous Italian-Australian chefs.