Chef: Shane Osborn
Restaurant: Arcane, Hong Kong
Awards: 1 Michelin Star
The pearl of Perth, the love of London and now the heart of Hong Kong, Chef Shane Osborn’s career and appeal stretches the globe. Born and bred in Perth, Shane became the very first Australian head chef to lead a restaurant to attaining Michelin star status, at the tender age of 29. Michelin recognized his exceptional talent during his tenure as head chef at Pied à Terre, London, where he was also joint owner. Shane took the restaurant from strength to strength; having managed to retain their first Michelin star, he then celebrated even greater success by being awarded their second star in January 2003. With a strong locavore vision, he started a rooftop garden at Pied à Terre to supply the restaurant with fresh produce, and encouraged numerous London chefs to do the same. Today at his restaurant Arcane, Shane still holds this philosophy dear and although the climate and environment of Hong Kong can prove challenging, Shane will, where he can, choose local produce for his menu and grows a wide selection of herbs on his terrace in the centre of this bustling city.
In 2006, Shane was presented with the Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK award and in 2011 he became the first Australian chef to cook at the European Council. During his tenure at Pied à Terre, the restaurant was internationally recognised for being one of Europe’s and the world’s best restaurants, including Decanter Restaurant of the Year, San Pellegrino Readers’ Choice Restaurant of the Year, 29/30 in the Zagat guide, and 8/10 in the Good Food Guide. After leaving London and Pied à Terre late 2011, Shane travelled the globe, and relocated with his family to Hong Kong to join Alan Yau’s Hong Kong restaurant St Betty in August 2012 to 2014. In November 2014, he opened his first solo venture in the city with Arcane, a modern European refined dining restaurant the focuses on top quality cuisine, service and wine.
In 2018, Shane Osborn appeared on Netflix’s first ever world class cooking competition, The Final Table. We are very excited to see chefs Shane Osborn and Mark Best rekindle their bromance as part of The Curated Plate program.