The Surfing Chef

Yesterday I was able to have a chat with our Global Chef from Australia, Jason McDuie.

With his splendid accent, big smile, and tall chef hat he is a hard sight to miss.  And these past few weeks have been a whirlwind for McDuie.  Leaving his family back in Australia for a month, traveling for two days just to get here, all while trying to keep his chef hat on!  Even with the chaos, he has managed to keep a grin on his face while preparing us delicious cuisine.

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However, Chef McDuie is more then what meets the eye.  Cooking is not his only passion. Surfing will always hold a big place in his heart.  And McDuie was no run of the mill surfer!  He held sponsorships with big names such as Quicksilver and Oakley for over 14 years.


Once he decided to hop off the board and dive into the kitchen, he never forgot what surfing had taught him.  Using local seafood and produce from Australia is what fuels the inspiration for many of his dishes.

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So dive into Chef McDuie’s unique Australian cuisine tonight at the BARC.  Come talk to him about life down under, the wild waves he surfed, or whatever peeks your interest!



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