Sous chefs are regarded as the engine room of the kitchen, but despite their many responsibilities (including defining how dishes are presented and training staff), they often go under-acknowledged. But now they're getting their time. In an Australian first, sous chefs from some of Sydney's best restaurants are coming together for a special dinner series.
Taking place at the old Marque space on Crown Street in Surry Hills, Sunday Sous Sessions will bring together chefs from Cirrus, .nel, Fratelli Paradiso and North Bondi Fish. Each will present a five-course degustation dinner every Sunday in September.
"Often the unsung heroes, sous chefs are juggling everything from budgets, suppliers, menu creation and working with the team from preparation to service," said event founder Aaron Teece. "This is a chance to have the public experience and see firsthand what our sous chefs can do."
Tickets are $165 a head, with a portion of all ticket sales donated to RUOK Day.
Session 1 — Sunday, September 3
Andy Ashby from .nel Restaurant
Session 2 — Sunday, September 10
Khanh Nguyen from Cirrus
Session 3 — Sunday, September 17
Sam Young, Ex Ms G's & newly appointed for Fratelli Paradiso
Session 4 — Sunday, September 24
Alex Farrow, North Bondi Fish