Meet the 'bona fide superstar' chef coming to Noosa
A CHEF who could "walk into any kitchen in the world" will bring a generation's worth of experience to Miss Moneypenny's Noosa.
Internationally-acclaimed chef of 29 years, Rose Ang was hand-picked by the restaurant and cocktail bar owner Ben Walsh after a four-month search.
He said Ms Ang could take the business to the next level.
"Her pedigree speaks for itself," Mr Walsh said.
"She is a bona fide superstar and a huge drawcard for us.
"We looked around internationally and had spoken to Rose for some time. She loves the future path and vision we have.
"She is not a celebrity chef, but one of the highest level who works hands-on. They are few and far between."
Her resume of cultural and culinary skills has seen her passport stamped throughout Europe.
She's worked at Nobu Mykonos, Zuma and Roka London, the Buddha Bar in Paris, the Venetian in Macau and at the acclaimed Bedrutt's Palace in Switzerland.
Upon returning to Australia, she opened Sake at the Hamer Hall, Melbourne.
"My favourite place to work has been Mykonos but it is actually quite similar to Noosa which played its part in me coming here," Ms Ang said.
"For the menu, I'll be bringing modern techniques with different ingredients I have used over the world.
"It will have a lot of Asian influences."
Locals and tourists will be able to experience her creations as early as next week with the roll-out of a degustation menu.
Ms Ang's arrival is one step forward in the overall culinary goal for the Miss Moneypenny's brand, which will open a Gold Coast restaurant later this year.