Chef: Chris Hagan
Restaurant: The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate
Awards: Sydney Morning Herald‘s Good Food Guide One Chef Hat 2020
Chris Hagan spearheads the team at the multi awarded The Long Apron Restaurant at Spicers Clovelly Estate.
Chris knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a chef: born in Manchester, he worked at the Michelin Starred restaurant Fischer’s of Baslow Hall in Derbyshire in his teens and studied at Sheffield College.
Classically trained with experience in both European and Antipodean cuisine, paired with his passion for Japanese finesse, he enjoys creating clean precise dishes with unique balance and refined elegance. He takes his inspiration from around the world, with hundreds of famous chefs’ books adorning the shelves at home.
After winning the NZ/UK Link Foundation Young Chef of the Year in 2006 the opportunity to travel presented itself. Chris moved to New Zealand working in a number of acclaimed restaurants for several years.
When he first moved to Australia he spent time in Daylesford and McLaren Vale, later settling in Queensland at top restaurants in Brisbane before relocating to the Sunshine Coast.