From washing dishes to being a chef in London....
Meet Gareth Howard..
Gareth commenced working in kitchens as casual wash up job while at University then started assisting chef in desserts. He enjoyed working in kitchens and decided to commence a cookery apprenticeship so, he worked over the next six years in French and Spanish Restaurants.
Gareth then moved to London and worked his way up to overseeing all of the Jamie Oliver Restaurants in the North of England. Gareth was involved in menu development and opening on new Jamie’s Restaurants. He moved to Australia 2.5 years ago and was overseeing all of the Jamie’s Restaurants in Australia as well.
Six months ago Gareth decided to move on from the Jamie’s Group and was involved from the beginning of opening Acre Farm & Eatery in Camperdown. Set of two acres of land, there is a garden managed from Pocket City Farms, growing variety of vegetables from Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumber, Egg Plants, Fennel and large selection of Salad greens and Herbs.
Gareth has a team of 22 in kitchen with 5 HTN apprentices who will spend few hours each week learning how produce is grown and picking produce, Acre Farm & Eatery produces all menu items on site for their European cuisine menu.
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