Do you have a food philosophy?
Don’t be afraid of progress but always be yourself. Be curious about new trends, flavours, ingredients and techniques. It is important to keep food interesting for yourself and others.
What’s the most important thing about cooking?
Don’t make it too complicated. Use fresh and seasonal ingredients and try something new from time to time.
What are some of your favorite ingredients to cook with?
I love to cook with seafood. A good olive oil is essential, spices and fresh herbs.
What’s going on in your life at the moment – any projects, passions or focuses?
I’m always looking for new opportunities to expand my knowledge regarding food.
My job as executive chef at Sofitel Auckland and being a dad keeps me occupied on many levels.
Sebastian's Tzatziki Lamb Steaks on Citrus Spiced Bulgur and Charred Greens