Taste has the capacity to provoke intense emotions and nostalgia, resulting in a palpable connection between matters of the table and matters of the heart.
The essence of food isn’t a mere measure of the poetic play between quality ingredients and technical skill. Taste has the capacity to provoke intense emotions and nostalgia, resulting in a palpable connection between matters of the table and matters of the heart.
Food presents a chance to indulge ourselves and our longings and for the chef, a meal is an opportunity to show those gathered around the table that they’re loved. I aim to participate in the craft of cooking by presenting food that not only nourishes the body, but that saturates all the senses and satiates desires.
I prescribe to the philosophies of provenance and sustainability, perfecting of recipes and techniques and of food being an emotional expression of ourselves. More so, I feel food on a deep and primal level.
My story is one of flavour; a collision of experiences and influences. Influenced by my surroundings, by music, by other's emotions. Influenced by that last sip of cold coffee or the crunch of brown sugar between my fingers.
I embrace the beautifully chaotic and experimental nature of cooking; I strive to put an effortless, well balanced, textural plate of food forth, satisfying my guest on a surprising and deeply human level.
I came to New Zealand years ago with high hopes and big dreams that I would one day be able to open a cafe and create a place where people could gather around a table, share in the joy of eating and become a community.