JOSH RETZER, HEAD CHEF - 25
Josh grew up in Queensland before moving to Hobart eight years ago to pursue a career as a Chef. He has worked in a number of prominent restaurants, including Stillwater in Launceston, where he developed his love of food and honed his culinary skills.
From preparation through to presentation, Josh puts a great deal of thought and effort into every single component of the dish he creates. He also believes that food impacts everyone on an individual level and often draws on his own experiences for inspiration.
Josh’s ethos on food is simple, he loves working with sustainable produce that is either locally sourced or home grown and enjoys bringing the surroundings of the Australian wilderness on to a plate in its freshest form.
He describes his cooking style to be broad and playful yet simple and organic and likes to use ingredients in such a way that there is a sense of complexity to challenge the individual palate.