Food, foot­ball and fish fa­natic

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

IT’S a tale we’ve all heard be­fore but one we don’t seem to get sick of – a trav­eller on a jour­ney around Australia calls into the Whit­sun­days and never leaves.

For Scot­tish lad Alan Bryce, no words have been truer as he reaches six years in the re­gion he calls home. Alan is the head chef at KC’s Bar and Grill and when he’s not slay­ing in the kitchen, he’s kick­ing a ball around in a game of soc­cer or snorkelling in the Whit­sun­day wa­ters.

He says he “fell into cheff­ing” when he was Scot­land and has been in the trade since 2002.

Alan’s ca­reer has taken him out on boats in the Whit­sun­days to now at KC’s.

“It’s (KC’s) re­ally down-toearth and has a friendly at­mos­phere – I think that’s why ev­ery­one loves it here,” he said. Alan hopes to one day ex­plore more of Australia and visit the west coast in­clud­ing Perth, plus Kakadu Na­tional Park and the Kim­ber­ley.

What do you do to chill out?

Go for a sail on a friend’s boat or grab a beer with mates.

Where is the best place to eat in the Whit­sun­days?

I like Den­man Cel­lars – they have a nice range of tapas and beer.

What’s your favourite movie?

It’s not a movie but I’m into the TV show Vik­ings at the mo­ment and Game of Thrones.

Plans for the next 12

months?

Keep work­ing at KC’s and help the new own­ers build up the busi­ness.

Any last words?

You only live once so don’t waste any minute of it.

RIGHT AT HOME: KC's Bar and Grill head chef Alan Bryce loves the Whit­sun­days.

Photo: Char­lotte Lam

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