Raised in Brisbane Andrew is 30 years old and has brought on his return from Europe an impressive portfolio of experience in fine dining restaurants.
The Urbane Group are privileged to have Andrew moving into the role of Executive Chef of Urbane and The Euro. He is ably supported by the new Head Chef, his fiancée Amélie Rabaud. They bring a fusion of classical French training and a distinctly creative flair, focussed on utilising the best produce and ingredients obtainable in Queensland.
After training in Brisbane at Isis under Jason Peppler and at Bécasse in Sydney under Justin North, Andrew worked in Paris for six years in a range of Michelin starred restaurants – Les Ambassadeurs at Hotel de Crillon, La Grand Cascade under Frederic Robert, Le Taillevent with Alain Soliveres and finally with Christian Le Squer at Le Cinq restaurant in the Hotel Georges Cinq. Le Cinq was awarded their third Michelin star during Andrew’s time there.
Andrew has travelled widely always with an eye to the local cuisine and specialities of the country he was visiting. He looks forward to not only maintaining the high standards prevailing at Urbane and The Euro, but building on this platform by bringing elements of authentic French cuisine fused with international influences and flavours of Australia, and some delightful surprises!