of Falling in Love
“The warm kitchen is my passion and the nature that surrounds Denmark is one of my loves” …
On returning to Dublin to work, I met my wife Jacqueline who was at the time on a working holiday herself.
We had our son Hamish in Ireland and made the decision to move to Jacqueline’s native country Australia. With our young son in tow we packed up and made the move, first working in Perth and the Swan Valley at some of the best fine dining and wedding venues on offer, then after a fateful return trip to Denmark where we had previously spent our honeymoon – we again made the decision to move and make a new life in the country. For our little family, country life makes perfect sense, a beautiful environment to raise our Hamish as Hamish is autistic, non-verbal and with the love + support that surrounds us in this beautiful town, this is the ideal home to offer Hamish the best the world offers….. and Hamish is ‘our’ world.
It was a natural decision given my career as an Executive Chef and Jacqueline’s strong background in event planning and hospitality management to open our own fine dining restaurant and wedding venue in Denmark. We are grateful for the prestigious awards and accolades that our restaurant brought to our name; #1 venue on TripAdvisor in Denmark for 4+ years, multiple Savour regional, state + national awards and a gold plate later, we decided that having a restaurant was not giving us the freedom we needed if we were to meet the special needs of our unique family. This led to the closing of our restaurant and our new exciting move towards concentrating on weddings in The Great Southern and our couples.