Luke Lashford

1. How do you approach food?

It’s about creating an experience and keeping it fresh. You can’t fault it.

2. What are some key components that go into creating a ‘family favourite’ dish? 

A family favourite dish evokes memories from your childhood. It’s a taste that reminds you of the great times shared with your family. It makes your day when you sit down to eat it. Creating a family favourite needs to tap into those memories.

3. What do you strive to do with your menu? 

I want to create a menu that allows everyone to pick and choose, to create their own lunch when they’re with their family – the luxury of dining out is choice!

4. One dish you can’t live without?

I love a bit of braised rabbit ragu topped with gremolata.

5. What other experience do you have with hospitality?

I have extensive functions and catering experience, including being a part of the award-winning Icon Event Catering team when they won Corporate Caterer of the Year at the Restaurant and Catering Australia Awards for Excellence.