LOGAN COATH, HEAD CHEF, ARCHIVE BAR & BISTRO, MUDBRICK, WAIHEKE

After training at Auckland University School of Hospitality and Tourism, Logan Coath started his career at Moka Restaurant in West Auckland. He has travelled extensively and worked at an award-winning French Restaurant, Le Café du Marche in London for a number of years. He also has worked at restaurants in South Africa and on luxury superyachts in Europe. After returning to New Zealand in 2011, Coath gained further experience at Clooney, Cable Bay and Casita Miro. He also co-owned his own restaurant, The Black Hoof that closed in 2015. He currently lives on Waiheke and started his new venture at Mudbrick in 2016. “My cooking philosophy is based around using simple and honest ingredients. At Archive, we use the best suppliers and local ingredients where ever possible and we grow our own vegetables and herbs in the gardens,” said Coath.

“Silver Fern Farms beef quality is exceptional. It is always supplied in mint condition. My dish for the awards consists of slow cooked Silver Fern Farms beef short rib with celeriac and fennel remoulade, radish and garden herbs.”