QT Perth appoints Stephen Clarke as executive chef

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QT Perth has appointed Stephen Clarke as executive chef to lead the award-winning Santini Bar & Grill, Rooftop at QT and QT Café.

Clarke was the driving force behind one of Perth’s most well-known restaurant’s, Clarke’s of North Beach, which has since closed its doors.

Clarke’s list of accolades is extensive, having been crowned the three-time ‘Catering Institute of Australia’ and two-time ‘Restaurant and Catering Institute Chef of the Year’ and named ‘Australian National Chef of the Year’ and ‘Perth Good Food Guide Chef of the Year’.

“I am truly excited to work with the gifted team at QT Perth and nurture an environment of creativity,” he said.

“I am committed to producing incredible and memorable food for guests whilst honouring the ethos of each QT venue. We want to take our guests on an exciting culinary journey each time they visit, offering something that is bold and vibrant, yet familiar.”

Santini Bar & Grill was named WA Good Food ‘Best New Restaurant’ in 2018 followed by ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in 2019.

“We look forward to seeing how he can raise the bar even further on our already fabulous drinking and dining destinations, while mentoring the exceptional talent in our kitchen brigade,” said QT Perth general manager Lisa Parker.