Nick was born in England and grew up surrounded by food. By the age of 11 he was on holiday in France and tried his first oyster and that was it, a career with food was born. After school he went on to finish an apprenticeship in London then worked as a chef at many prestigious 1 and 2 Michelin star restaurants for 10 years. During his career he has spent several years cooking in France, Holland and Thailand where he expanded his horizons on food and culture.
Events that Nick ran in and around London include the wedding of the head chef from “The Fat Duck” (The second best restaurant in the World), Lord and Lady Cowdray’s 40th wedding anniversary at Cowdray Castle, London fashion week event at the Natural History museum and several events that royalty attended. He was also the private chef for Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Nick arrived in Sydney in 2009 and has worked at Koi restaurant (Woolwich), Wildfire (Circular Quay) and Flying Fish (Pyrmont). He is now working as a consultant and freelance food stylist. Nick’s culinary style uses his solid cooking techniques and understanding of local ingredients to create modern timeless dishes in line with the seasons. Primarily modern European but not scared to add Asian flavours or techniques to the mix if he thinks it can enhance a dish. His food obsessive nature makes him strive for perfection from the idea of a dish to ingredients through to finished meal.
Nick is one of At Your Table’s Michelin star trained chef and therefore in addition to his standard 3 course menu he also offers super premium 3 course and 5 or 7 course tasting menus. These menus involve advanced cooking techniques used in Michelin star restaurants and specialist produce. Price on application.
Nick recently appeared on Channel Ten’s ‘Masterchef The Professionals’.Book Chef
Testimonials for Nick Whitehouse
Nick was a fantastic choice and ideal chef for our initmate in home dining experience. He arrived 1/2 an hour early, cooked an additional two dishes for us, and stayed an hour past his bump out time. He was friendly and served fantastic food – what more could you ask for?Food: | Service:L (NSW)
Nick was wonderful. He arrived early, set up, cooked up an incredible feast for my party, (worked so hard all night) and then cleaned it all up! All the while being so friendly and entertaining. I couldn’t have been happier with Nick. Our waiter Adam was also a wonderful trooper through the night. Nothing was a problem. What a nice duo.Food: | Service:Gina (NSW)
The food and experience provided by Nick was something not seen before and rated with that of dining experiences at 3 chef hat restaurants.Food: | Service:
A night that will be remembered.
The only let down was the interface and process of the booking and lack of communication. Hence the score of 1 for the process of booking, nothing to do with the chef.Anthony Johnson (NSW)
Nick was amazing. We booked an 8 course degustation and many of our guests agreed it was the best they had experienced. Nick was a pleasure to deal with and made short work of our kitchen which I’m quite sure was not up to his standard. We will definitely book him again.Food: | Service:Anna Musson (NSW)
Nick was friendly, adaptable and talked with passion about his food. A fantastic experience.
In terms of your business card question below, it was a pitch situation, so would not have wanted business cards placed on table.Food: | Service:Jonny (NSW)
Nick was fantastic, he left the kitchen cleaner than when he arrived! Food was fabulous, Alison was great with service and my crew of ten were well impressed and very happy indeed.Rachael Oakes-Ash (NSW)
The dinner party went really well thank you. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the atmosphere with Nick in the kitchen close by to “entertain us with his skills” It was definitely a lovely way to celebrate a 50th birthday in our own home.Sue Bain (NSW)