New head chef for QT Queenstown

QT Queenstown has appointed Jonathan Williams as head chef working with executive chef Ryan Henley across its food and drink offerings Bazaar Marketplace, Reds Bar and Lil Red restaurant.

Williams, who has worked at Michelin Star restaurants including a stagiaire at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, says the opportunity to work with Henley is what attracted him to the role.

“I respect Ryan’s ethos and approach to working with quality produce from local suppliers,” Williams said.

“I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with Ryan, as well as the freedom and scope to do something a bit different.

“QT continues to be ahead of the game when it comes to hotel restaurants. The work Ryan and the team are doing has a clear direction while maintaining an element of experimentation and surprise.

“The partnerships they’ve already formed, such as the hives from Tiaki Bees on the hotel roof to supply the restaurants with honey, set the venue apart.”