New culinary leader for QT Perth’s Santini Bar & Grill

Chef Nic Wood (right) will lead Santini alongside executive chef Dario Pompucci.

QT Perth’s signature restaurant and award-winning Santini Bar & Grill has welcomed home chef Nic Wood as Creative Culinary Lead.

Now steering from the other side of the pass, Wood will lead Santini alongside executive chef Dario Pompucci (ex-Ficus Restaurant and The Ritz Perth), showcasing his commitment to using the finest quality produce, renowned farm-to-plate philosophy and emphasis on Western Australian provenance.

Wood was executive chef of Santini Bar & Grill when it was awarded several accolades, before venturing to Los Angeles in 2021 for a role as group executive chef of NeueHouse in Hollywood, Downtown and Venice Beach.

Wood is also expanding his role across QT Hotels & Resorts as executive chef QT Melbourne.

“I’m honoured to be expanding my role across QT and excited for the next stage in Santini’s journey,” said Wood.

“With sensational flavour and quality ingredients leading the way, I look forward to delivering an experience to reaffirm Santini’s culinary identity as a destination for Mediterranean classics with Italian flair. All while bringing QT’s renowned quirk to life.”