He shares six children with wife of thirteen years, former Neighbours star Madeleine West, 37.
And celebrity chef Shannon Bennett, 42, has revealed how the happy couple feed their full house at dinner time.
In an interview with TV Week, the MasterChef star revealed the nightly meal isn’t an easy feat, especially when juggling six ‘fussy eaters’.
‘It’s like a pop-up restaurant every night’: MasterChef’s Shannon Bennett reveals how he and his wife Madeleine West feed their large brood of six at dinner time
Comparing dinner at the Bennett household to a pop-up restaurant, Shannon told the publication: ‘With six kids who all have different palates, that creates an a la carte pop-up restaurant each night.’
The MasterChef Australia mentor said that weekends are a different ordeal, however.
‘On weekends, when it’s my turn to cook, I give them the take-it-or-leave-it attitude,’ he told the publication.
Fussy little eaters! Comparing dinner at the Bennett household to a pop-up restaurant, Shannon told the publication: ‘With six kids who all have different palates, that creates an a la carte pop-up restaurant each night.’
Sharing the load: Shannon’s wife Madeleine also cooks up a storm in the Bennett household
He added that he encourages each of his children’s unique personalities and opinions, as long as their behaviour ‘doesn’t affect others’ negatively.
He also told the publication he loves how his children look up to him.
‘The fact they look up to me for advice and protection is an amazing feeling,’ he said.
Shannon and Madeleine are proud parents to daughters Phoenix, 12, Xascha, eight, Xanthe, six, Margaux and Xalia, three and son Hendrix, 10.
The couple recently listed one of their Victorian property for a stunning $5 million.
Shannon and Madeleine are also selling their lavish $7.7 million Melbourne mansion in exchange for a $16 million property upgrade.