Our Chef

Executive Chef Dan Watkins

It is important for us that the person in-charge of our culinary programme is someone that can build on the traditions of those that have come before us, while respecting the land, and seasons. Chef Dan is the absolute epitome of this. He has a kind, thoughtful, respectful approach, and loves for every dish to tell a story!

Chef Dan has a resume second to none, having spent a number of years in some of the UK's top kitchens, and few luxury lodges here in New Zealand. Dan is a man that when not ‘on the pans’ in the kitchen he is out foraging coastlines, valleys and pastures. He loves to develop his own vegetable gardens, and understand a regions eco-system to ensure what we are doing always leaves the land (or ocean) in a better place than before!