After 20 years of travelling and working in some of the world’s best restaurants, Personal Chef Christian Hartley has now settled in Sydney.
After training in Auckland, Christian spent his early career working under Rob Castellani at Donovan’s (2 Hats) in Melbourne. Christian spent 6 years in Melbourne honing his skills, working at The Stokehouse (2 Hats) and then under Teague Ezard at Ezards (3 Hats).
In 2004 Christian and his wife moved to London, where Christian reconnected with his New Zealand roots working at The Sugar Club. With a strong foundation in Italian methods from Donovan’s and The Stokehouse and modern fusion style from The Sugar Club, Christian wanted to broaden his repertoire to include Japanese fusion. This led him to the globally acclaimed Nobu in London’s Mayfair.
From Nobu Christian moved on to lead the kitchen at Mews of Mayfair, establishing a highly successful dining establishment in the heart of London’s Mayfair.
Returning to Australia to raise his young family Christian has found a renewed passion for using fresh, quality Australian produce, to create clean global flavours. We are pleased to have him as a Personal Chef in Sydney.
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