Darrin Tunstall

Darrin Tunstall 2018-06-22T08:42:25+00:00

Darrin Tunstall is Queensland born and bred.  He has over 28 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 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)

Darrin was great! Very easy to talk to, very comfortable talking while he was cooking. The meal was beautiful and I would select Darrin again! Really couldn’t fault the night, a great wedding anniversary dinner.

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Lyn Leyendeckers (QLD)

Organised friendly professional and TIDY!

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Lina gillespie (QLD)

Friendly and on time

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Melissa (QLD)
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