Jed Gerrard 2018 Winner

Jed Gerrard is WA’s best chef. He is an exceptional professional, completely immersed in bettering himself and those around him at Wildflower at The State Buildings. Naturally, he cooks sublimely, plating up food that is memorable, creative and generous. His food is cooked with blindingly-good technique, but without the distractions of gimmicks or pointless tricks.

Gerrard has the proven capacity to design individual dishes and balanced, thoughtful menus that are as surprising as they are beguiling. Every successful chef must bring “wow” factor to his dining room and Gerrard brings to his customers the sheer, simple delights of great eating, something that often gets lost when chefs overthink it.

Wildflower’s food is destination food. It is clever food that uses well-sourced produce, is unafraid of simplicity, with minimal intervention a hallmark of his cooking style.

And he walks the talk, often popping down to Perth’s beaches to forage for all manner of coastal dune vegetables, herbs and leaves to add to his highly renowned indigenous-based menus.

And, of course, best of all, Jed Gerrard’s food is just bleedin’ marvellous, the best in town.

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Every successful chef must bring “wow” factor to his dining room and Gerrard brings to his customers the sheer, simple delights of great eating, something that often gets lost when chefs overthink it."