Des Harris is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s most prominent and personable chefs. Des has led some of the finest kitchens in the country over a 25 year career, gaining countless accolades from restaurant critics and media alike...
"The ritual of preparing and eating food is sustenance for the soul, for it brings people together."
- Des Harris
WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION
"I’m inspired by the anticipation of fresh ingredients as the seasons change. Even the simplest of ingredients should taste of themselves, but in an elevated and more intense way."
"Dishes should use just enough technique to let the produce shine. Food should be visually attractive but more importantly it must pass the ‘eat well’ test."
"That evening we selected the degustation menu and I can say with absolute certainty the meal and entire dining experience was the finest I have experienced."
— Mr L. V. Jarvis – Company Director, AKL