Featured on the hit reality show My Kitchen Rules, he opened the Brisbane-based Italian restaurant Little Italy By Jake and Elle along with his sister Elle.
He went to Mountain Creek State High School where he was a school captain among other things. He was obsessed with hospitality class at school, never missing a class. Also a dancer, he attended Ann Fraser's School of Dance before applying to the Queensland University of Technology to pursue dance.
He participated in the Young Chef of the Year contest in 2007, 2008, and 2009, finishing runner-up the first two years before breaking through to win it in 2009.
Born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia, he grew up in a small town north of Brisbane called the Sunshine Coast. He has a pet poodle named Chloe.
He and Callum Hann are both Australian reality personalities who were on food related programs.