Darrin Tunstall

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Darrin Tunstall is Queensland born and bred. He has over 34 years experience in the Chef industry. He completed his formal Chef Qualifications at 29 Murray Street – an exclusive Brisbane Wedding Venue.

Recently Darrin has worked at leading venues throughout Brisbane and interstate, including Queensland Parliament House, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, and Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses. He has also been a personal caterer to Celine Dion, Elton John, Andre Rieu and Pink.

Darrin was extensively involved in the Athletes Village at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and catered for up to 10,000 people a day, so he is more than comfortable working with big numbers.

Currently Darrin operates his own catering services at some of Brisbane’s top GPS schools.

Darrin is passionate about food and about delivering the highest level of service. He loves spending time searching for the freshest and most seasonal ingredients. When he finds a free moment he also loves spending time in the ocean and being out on the open road.

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Testimonials for Darrin Tunstall

Darrin served a wonderful five course meal for 19 people for the celebration of our parents’ 70th birthdays. Every course was delicious and beautifully plated! We appreciated being able to customise the menu for our group and cater to dietary requirements without any fuss. Darrin and his team worked extremely quietly in the kitchen and left everything spotless. Being able to celebrate with a ‘fine dining restaurant’ quality meal in our own home was very special.

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Genevieve Moloney (QLD)

What a fabulous experience!
We invited our friends over & booked ‘At your Table’ so that we could enjoy ourselves rather than miss most of the night slaving away in the kitchen.
Darrin (our Chef) & David (our wait staff) attended to absolutely everything & were so professional.
Ensuring that we were able to sit & enjoy every moment of our dinner party.
We really enjoy dining out & I was quite particular about what I wanted on the menu, Darrin worked with me to ensure the menu was absolutely amazing and also accommodating our friends dietary requirements.
The food was exceptional & our glasses were always filled.
And our kitchen was left spotless.
Simply cannot wait to use Darrin again!
Thank you ‘At your Table’ the whole experience surpassed all of our expectations!

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Sharon Pickles (QLD)

Darrin was a great chef. The food was excellent. He was flexible as we had kids and made the kids portion kid-friendly. He also helped to clean up even though we did not have a waiter. I highly recommend Darrin. He is also a great guy to talk with.

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Eric (QLD)

I received this as a gift and I’m glad I did!
We had Darrin Tunstall as our chef and what a great guy, my husband and I stood in the kitchen chatting and asking many questions and he was only to happy to answer…the food was AMAZING!! In fact, I’m craving the duck with the delicious dressing Darrin used. Oh…What am I saying…it’s the whole menu actually..!!
Right from the start when Darrin arrived to when he left was perfect, even left my kitchen clean.
Would recommend Darrin 😁
Thank you again Darrin we will definitely get you back for another night !

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Fiona Harris (QLD)

Darrin prepared a lovely meal without fuss that allowed my wife and I to enjoy the time with our friends and family without worrying about anything. There was plenty of food for all and Darrin was very efficient in pacing the meal to suit our needs. I could not be happier!!!

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Simon Chan (QLD)

We had a fantastic evening and Darrin was the perfect private chef!! The food was brilliant and he was funny, friendly and very professional.

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Michelle Patel (QLD)

Chef Darrin was great. Organised and efficient and most of all the food was delicious. Our party went off without a hitch and the food was enjoyed by all. Chef Darrin left our kitchen neat and tidy. Also, we paid for a wait staff member and that was well worth the money to ensure our guest were fully catered for – service was A+.

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Cam Shape (QLD)

Darrin was as usual very engaging and respectful of the close proximity of the guests. The food was lovely (although I didn’t particularly like the pork lollipops and they seemed to be coming around a lot, so assume others didn’t either) but in hindsight having to order a minimum of 25 for 20 people made people feel there was too much food coming out and people weren’t getting a ‘rest’ between eating, some guests commented that as they were finalising chewing the prior food, the next was in their face (or the one prior if there were leftovers) plus there was plenty of food. I know this is difficult when ordering more for the numbers and in a small proximity but this is where a conversation with me by the organisers would have made me aware of the situation and a decision could have been made. But overall it was lovely.

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Nicola Stubbings (QLD)

Chef Darrin was professional, friendly and accommodating and the food was great! Everyone had nothing but complements about the entire evening. I would definitely reccomend Darrin to anyone.

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Glen Brough (QLD)

really enjoyed the food, and the wait service was excellent

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Ian Frazer (QLD)

Darrin offered a fantastic menu for 10 guests and was able to discuss and alter the menu before the event to offer vegan friendly alternatives which was fantastic.

The food was amazing, but taste and presentation. Guests were complimenting each course.

Organised, friendly, professional, tidy and on time! He made the evening a a total success.

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Simon Lacey (QLD)

I was privileged to have Chef Darren cater our event. He designed fabulous food for our themed event even supplying themed cup Cakes. He designed the menu to cater for gluten free guests which was excellent for us. Chef Darren kept us in touch all along the way , arrived early , cooked delicious food that guests asked for the recipes afterwards. He made sure leftovers were stored in the fridge afterwards and cleaned up afterwards. I would not hesitate to recommend Chef Darren for your event. You won’t be disappointed.

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Lynne Lillington (QLD)

I wasn’t personally present at the event, however, my team advised the menu was really nice and they were happy with the selection. Our dietary requirements were also accommodated.

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Olivia Cordner (QLD)

I found Darrin friendly and his food great. a great blend of flavours and courses that left people very happy

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John O'Hara (QLD)

Chef Darrin did a great job to fill in for another chef who cancelled 3 or so days before the dinner. He agreed to cook the same menu that I had agreed with the other chef so that was very accommodating of him. Food was fantastic with great feedback from guests all around. Service person he bought was ok but not great.

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Marcus Goddard (QLD)

Darrin was amazing! my guests are still complimenting the food, his experience and confidence was a lifeline during the chaos of planning a wedding. Highly recommend!

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Kristie Sherrin (QLD)

Best Xmas party EVER! Heaps of excellent feed back from our employees. Thank you very much to the chef for his professionalism and for his legendary food!

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Elise Charriere Cunningham (QLD)

Great night – only improvement is to have something more than fruit for the gluten/dairy free dessert – many options available these days. Also – would have preferred much less back and forth with admin and more time to discuss menu with chef given we had specific needs/changes from menu.

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Laura (QLD)

Darrin was very efficient and prepared for the event, and was happy to find his way around the kitchen. The food was beautiful and he went over and above what was expected.

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Brittany Joppich (QLD)

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Darrin, Josh and David were all fantastic and dealt with my guests who were of ranging ages with respect and decorum.

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Nicola Stubbings (QLD)
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