July 2017. Roy Ner, Nour, Surry Hills, Sydney.
The last Petite Bouche chef of the month for NSW this year will be the joyful and hardworking Roy Ner.
Back in 2006, the Israel-born chef intended to kick off his career in the United States but the universe directed him towards Australia. Roy was accepted to Sydney's Le Cordon Bleu.
A teacher quickly noticed his talents and recommended him to a position at ARIA under owner Matt Moran. He progressed quickly to become ARIA'S sous chef. After many hours of soaking up knowledge he then moved onto other kitchens which led him to join forces with Danny Russolini of the Russolini Group to create menus and craft restaurants from the ground up.
After opening dozens of restaurants he came across the "Nour Sydney" project which was a great opportunity for him to express his creativity and love for Middle Eastern cuisine using local produce.