Brad is a passionate and creative chef, with over 10 years experience of international cuisine. Brad completed a Certificate in Professional Cookery at Waikato Polytechnic followed by an apprenticeship at Tables on the River (now the location of Palate Restaurant). He spent the next 10 years of his career working overseas in Australia, Europe and America and combined his passions for both food and snowboarding.
In 2008 he moved back to NZ looking for an alternative lifestyle for his young family, working at The Porch in Waihi Beach for 3 years before opening his own restaurant located on his lifestyle property in 2011. They had a vision and a dream and slowly they moulded and shaped their home and business into what you experience today - The Falls Retreat. The Falls Retreat has a “paddock to plate” ethos and our menu focuses on seasonality and sustainability.
Brad's carrer highlights include Beef & Lamb Ambassador Chef 2015, Beef & Lamb Excellence Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Winner of Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge 2010and Runner up of Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge 2009.