Kenny McHardy, head chef and owner of Manuka Woodfire Kitchen hails originally from New Zealand where his cooking career began at the age of 14. Kenny’s career has taken him from the Michelin starred kitchens of Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing in London, to celebrated Two Hatted Walters Wine Bar in Melbourne. Since returning to Perth he has been in charge of kitchens such as The Garden in Leederville, Coco’s Restaurant in South Perth, The Red Herring in East Fremantle and most recently as Executive Chef of Due South in Albany.
Kenny’s passion for working with only the best quality fresh produce and sourcing from farmers and growers in Western Australia is what made up his mind to return to Perth and begin his own venture with wife and restaurant manager Jody. Showcasing the best Western Australia has on offer and working with the seasons, Kenny and Jody work hard on strengthening relationships with local farmers and producers.