Get to know me better
Approachable chef with a passion for using local produce.
I am chef with over 20 years of experience, British chef that now calls Queensland home.
I am passionate about using the amazing produce available to us on the Sunshine Coast and Mary Valley, building relationships with small local producers in the ten years I have worked in the area.
A background in gastropubs and high end corporate catering in the U.K, followed by private cheffing on Hamilton Island before moving to the Sunshine coast. On the coast I have held senior roles at The piano bar, Lemon & Thyme and Brouhaha brewery.
I followed this by becoming owner and operator of Mill Street Kitchen & Pantry with my wife Haley.We have recently sold this and are now ready to pursue a private chef role encompassing all the skills I have used.
I would love the opportunity to cater for your next event.
AGFG Best British restaurant -Brouhaha brewery 2018,2019.
AGFG readers choice award - Mill street kitchen & pantry 2020, 2021.
Visit Sunshine Coast food ambassador at Regional flavours 2019.
Featured chef for Curated plate festival, sunshine coast..
For me, cooking is...
About the seasonal produce available I the area.
I learned to cook at...
Various gastro pub and rosetted venues across the southern part of the U.K.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Jamie Oliver, Rick stein & some of the amazing chefs I have worked for.
A cooking secret...
Passion for the product always shines on the plate.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Gympie.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Gympie. You name it!
A longer stay in Gympie? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Gympie.
James's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef James
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.