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Tetsuya’s Restaurant.

Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town. Australia,Sydney

Tetsuya Wakuda

Chef
Tetsuya’s Restaurant Sydney 2000

I grew up in Hamamatsu, Japan, which is near Mount Fuji. From an early age I loved food and I loved fishing. I came to Australia in 1982 to get away from Japan and to learn English. Cooking followed!

I am inspired by tastes of other chefs and the culinary traditions of Japan.


What was your most moving culinary experience?
Dining in a restaurant called Kahala, which is in Osaka. Chef Mori’s skills, flavors, and textures are precise. His cuisine is just amazing!

The most amusing kitchen incident you ever witnessed?
Charlie Trotter’s 20th anniversary two years ago. I worked with chefs Charlie Trotter, Ferran Adria, Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, and Daniel Boulud. The energy and excitement in the kitchen were unforgettable.


Your best piece of advice for amateur chefs?
Of course, enjoy the dishes, but also enjoy the process of cooking. Spend time together in the kitchen with friends or people you love.