Chef Willie Hughes is stepping up to take over the stoves at Reserve Restaurant Maleny. With Kieran Reekie, busy overseeing Reserve Restaurant Cellarís new restaurant in Milton, Brisbane, the extremely capable Willie Hughes is now heading the kitchen at Maleny.
Originally hailing from Shrewsbury, Shropshire Chef Willie has worked in a number of award winning restaurants in England and around Australia before choosing to settle on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Chef Willie has been working alongside Kieran since January 2011 and shares his passion for French influenced modern cuisine. He has the same keen eye for detail and respect for traditional methods but is also bringing some fresh new elements to the menu design. He is passionate about creating dishes that excite the palate and enjoys experimenting with flavours while still maintaining the integrity of the ingredients.