Originally from the Horowhenua. Brought up on family farm (vegetables and cattle). Studied at Massey University. Early days was in I.T. Worked in various technical and consultancy roles within government and corporate. Studied Law and Accounting. Like most people, did my O.E. in Oz, Hong Kong, U.S and Canada. Studied MBA in UK. Worked mainly in corporate law, small cap mergers and acquisitions in the late 90’s.

2000 acquired a produce wholesale business in Wellington (Molesworth Fruit, sold it in 2007). Acquired and operated a fruit market in Sydney. Mate made a bet that, “I couldn’t cook to save myself…”, so I opened a seafood and roast eatery in Sydney!!! One way to learn to cook real fast…

2012 back in Wellington, doing what I’m passionate about, food and people.