Where does your passion for food come from?
That’s a good question. It evolved from a desire to learn, create and grow myself and others. I quickly found I could do that through food.
It comes from the ability to create food from great Australian produce that’s on our doorstep and the smiles that brings to the faces of clients, customers, and residents. Over time, passion creates passion, which drives me to try new things.
So what do you enjoy most about your role as Chef Manager at Pittwater Palms?
I like to excite our residents through flavour - from the first bite to the sweet finale! It’s rewarding to know we’re enriching their lives and bringing residents together through food.
The compliments come in spades and over time you really get to know what each resident prefers. Our team works really well together on the wants and needs of each resident.
Our team is tight-knit, as is our community.
What’s on the menu at Pittwater Palms?
Our menu follows a standard structure with some chefs' flair added through the weekly specials menu. Light mains at dinner are where we really get to create and have fun with flavours that achieve really interesting outcomes! It’s nice to surprise and delight.
Favourites amongst residents are roasts and nice warm soups, tempura battered fish and chips, golden syrup dumplings, bread and butter pudding. And good ol’ fashioned cheesecake with flavour adaptations.
Our monthly Friday night happy hour specials menu is always a sell out! We mix the modern with the traditional and residents never forget to book a table. Oh, and we all look forward to a fish and chip Friday!