Chris Howard

Chef/Co Owner of The Humble Onion, Chris Howard, has always loved the simplicity of good food.

Growing up in the UK food was plentiful and delicious, but far from affluent. Hearing stories from his fellow apprentices about eating tortellini at their Nonna's apron strings helped the young Chef dismiss insults of a peasant's palette from his then Exec Chef and embrace the food culture of his youth.

Celebrating humble ingredients over extravagance, Howard has forged a career based on honouring sustainable and ethically sourced produce prepared with care. From his early days at The Greenhouse under Matt Stone to stints at El Public, Cantina 663, Saffire Freycinet and The Town Mouse, Howard headed up the kitchens at Panama Social and North Bird Dining Room before opening his first venue this year.

The Humble Onion is a love letter to Howard's childhood and his memories of Nan's pork pies and Sunday roasts - simple food cooked well that sparked his love of cooking as a young boy.


    Sunday 27th Jun

    A Humble Brunch with Chris Howard

    Ease your way into Sunday with a four-course feast of seasonal Southern Forests produce and freshly unearthed truffle courtesy of Australian Truffle Traders.

    Head Chef of Perth’s new Brunch hotspot, the Humble Onion's Chris Howard knows how to make simple flavours sing. Your ticket includes access to the Festival Village all weekend.

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