CHEF Samuel Tapscott joined the Embassy XO team before Christmas in 2016 and enjoys sharing his love of food, and showcasing his creations on their menu.
Sam has created a collection of modern dishes cooked using traditional methods, in a refreshing style of modern Asian and Chinese cuisine that introduces exciting spices and flavours to the palate. Sam started his training at the age of 15, and his enthusiasm and natural skill soon saw him working in one of Adelaide’s fine dining restaurants, Jollys Boat House.
This fuelled his already creative mind and he embarked on a journey inspired by food to destinations such as Kangaroo Island to experience beautiful seafood and coastal foraging, as well as the Daintree where he was inspired by indigenous berries, fruits and greens. Sam earned Chefs Hat awards during his travels where he worked in beautiful resorts and restaurants.
His travels eventually brought him to the Sunshine Coast and he brings a wealth of passion and curiosity for fire, spice and oriental blends to the Embassy XO kitchen.