If you were in any doubt about the calibre of the chefs in the Jacaranda kitchen, you need only look at the international ‘Masterchef’ franchise. In addition to our link to previous UK winners, we are thrilled to be backing Nick Whitehouse in the current Australian series of Masterchef.
Nick came to Jacaranda as a development chef in 2009 to help us develop new menus. He was also helping with production during the week, as well as contributing to some of our events too. Most memorably, Nick was involved with the wedding of Heston Blumenthal’s executive chef from Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental, one Ashley Palmer Watts, who married at the Tithe Barn.
We had the pleasure of Nick’s company, professionalism and experience for the best part of two years, before he moved to Sydney in 2009, where he went on to work at renowned restaurants Koi, Wildfire and Flying Fish.
Nick is currently in the Masterchef competition with nine other professionals and though Midhurst may be a long way from Oz, the whole Jacaranda team are rooting for their old colleague and friend!