Josh Niland, Saint Peter, Sydney
After a tour of some of the best kitchens in Australia and a brief stint working as a hired-gun head chef for a large company, Josh Niland is heading a kitchen that’s really his own, and showing that he’s got more than potential. At Saint Peter he’s pushing the boundaries of what you can do with seafood in Australia, balancing ambition and humility as carefully as he tempers his technical skills with taste. He has an eye for good produce, a fierce dislike of waste, and a passion for his subject that’s a joy to behold.
IN SHORT A seafood savant.