Adam Sanderson, formerly of The Fat Duck and Noma, is now Ten Minutes by Tractor's Head Chef.
Adam said he is delighted by the opportunity to join the award winning team at Ten Minutes By Tractor.
“I’m excited to move the family to the Peninsula and the opportunity to work at one of Australia’s leading regional restaurants. Mornington Peninsula is a special place and I welcome the opportunity to create exciting innovative dishes sourced from local ingredients”.
Adam has spent the last 10 years working at some of the world’s best restaurants in the UK and Europe including Rhodes Twenty Four in London under chef Gary Rhodes, almost three years at The Fat Duck under Heston Blumenthal, Noma under René Redzepi and for Paul Cunningham at The Paul in Copenhagen. In Australia Adam worked at hatted restaurants with Andrew McConnell at Cutler & Co, and at Bistro Guillaume.
The move is a family affair, with Adam’s wife Marie, a renowned pastry chef, also joining the Ten Minutes by Tractor team. Marie has spent five years at World’s 50 Best and Michelin starred restaurants such as Kong Hans Kælder and Ensemble in Copenhagen and The Fat Duck in the UK. In Australia Marie has worked as head pastry chef at Bistro Guillaume and Red Spice Road.
Graham has been involved in hospitality for over 15 years and before deciding on a sea change with his young family in 2010 was general manager of Fog in Prahran, where he was one of those responsible for its original establishment, and then Venue Manager of the well regarded Bottega in the Melbourne CBD.
It was Graham’s love of food and wine but, above all, his gregariousness, his love of people, that led him along this path and eventually to Ten Minutes By Tractor.
He came to Ten Minutes By Tractor as Assistant Restaurant Manager in 2010 and has been an integral part of the team since then, including running the restaurant in the manager’s absences.
From 2014 Graham takes over the role of Venue Manager.
Jacques first tried Ten Minutes By Tractor wines in his role as Head Sommelier at Home House, one of London’s most exclusive private members clubs with two restaurants, two bars and an extensive cellar. Prior to that he was at The Cinnamon Club, one of London’s top new wave Indian restaurants, Le Cercle Munster, another private members club in Luxembourg, and the Eden restaurant in Temple Bar, Dublin.
Coming to Ten Minutes By Tractor in 2014 was one of those “came to have a look and stayed” stories – the lure of the Mornington Peninsula (Jacques is a keen surfer) combined with fine dining and fine wine was too hard to resist.
Jacques is a Court of Master Sommelier’s Certified Sommelier and has the WSET Diploma.
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