BLOWING OUR OWN TRUMPET
We thought that we’d tell you a bit about ourselves, not in a showy off kind of way but more so that you can see our experience and immediately begin to trust that we can deliver upon our promises. There’s lots of chefs out there but not many with so much cool stuff under their belts.
Jennifer Perry already has a well secure place in the hearts of Waiheke good food lovers after setting up Little Tart Bakery at The Annex. It’s been the islands best kept secret for a while now but judging by the number of people beating a path to its door each weekend come rain or shine, it looks like the word is well and truly out.
More than just a phenomenal patisserie chef, Jen has been involved in whole foods restaurants since the beginning of her career, from Peter Chaplin’s Ponsonby icon Musical Knives to Kingsland’s Little Bird Unbakery and covering just about every culinary need and niche in between.
She was there at the beginnings of The Engine Room and Bennetts of Mangawhai, helped Peter Gordon with two of his restaurants in London & Auckland and even looked after artists such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Queen and Bob Dylan. Jen’s cuisine is inventive, conscientious and above all, delicious.
Luxe Waiheke is a return to familiar turf for Anthony, who was the head chef of prestigious London based catering company Urban Caprice. Their motto was ‘nothing is a problem’ and it’s probably this and the quality of the food that made them the most sought after caterers around. Clients such as Armani, the Frieze Art Fair, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes-Benz, Vogue & Saatchi & Saatchi demanded their services all over Europe, from ten to two thousand guests at a time.
Most recently Anthony was at the helm of The Oyster Inn, earning awards and accolades along the way such as Metro magazines best destination and a nomination for Auckland’s best chef. No stranger to an award or two, he also picked up his fair share back home in England with his own south coast restaurant, The Mill Tea & Dining Room, a Good Food Guide restaurant of the year.
Countless restaurants and food companies have called upon his services as a consultant and if you haven't eaten his food, you might have drooled over it, he’s been a food stylist for some of the worlds biggest magazines, companies and campaigns.
Never one for sitting still, he’s been a private chef to two British Prime Ministers, looked after pop stars, royalty and the sporting elite at home and abroad and even overseen the hospitality at the G8 summit and the MTV awards.
Yep, we’ve got this covered.
– Jen & Ant