APPEARING AT: L’Elegante Tartufo Dinner, Festival Stage
Initially training at Perth’s staple restaurants Frasers, Coco’s and The Fish House, Nic Wood refined his craft as Executive Chef at QT Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for the pre-opening set up of both Falls Creek and QT Canberra, as well as the day to day running of the Hotel’s multiple food outlets. After completing a stint as a consultant at Vomo Restaurant in Fiji, he returned to Western Australia, where he has made waves in the culinary scene. In 2017 Wood opened his first venture, Piari & Co in WA’s South West where he pushed his philosophy of paddock to plate, winning acclaim from critics and locals alike. Nic returned to Perth to take up the Executive Chef role at QT Perth for Santini Bar & Grill, which is inspired by the many regions of Italy and features wood fired cooking, the best local seasonal produce and Nic’s favourite ingredient, restraint.