February 2017. Josh Niland, Saint Peters, Paddington, Sydney.
We are so pleased to bring you this exceptional chef talent this month. At the age of 28 Joshua Stephen Charles Niland has his culinary career at his feet. The former Est sous chef adventured out on his own to start his business back in September 2016. Saint Peter, Paddington kicked off in a part of Sydney that has seen its fair share of restaurants come and go. What has seen Josh and his team off to a strong and flying start is his huge amount of discernment. The goal was to serve sustainably sourced, Australian-only seafood and to this present day Saint Peter in Paddington does exactly that.
At Export Fresh we believe in supporting chef talent that brings passion, innovation and love to the plate. The way Josh prepares and executes his dishes is a beautiful thing. His food really comes from the heart and shows an incredible amount of respect for fresh sustainable Australian fish that comes to his door every day from Nicholas Seafood.
Josh really is the "nose to scale" chef. His gift in the kitchen is a mix of minimalist plating, understanding complex flavours and his vast knowledge of seafood, which gives Saint Peter a strong fish tale that is propelling him and his team to a very positive place in the restaurant scene.
Next time you take a stroll on the famous Paddington part of Oxford Street, take a seat, a glass of wine and enjoy some of the best seafood that Australia has to offer. Congratulations on your Petite Bouche Chef Of The Month Award Josh, the Export Fresh team look forward to seeing you achieve more great goals in 2017.