We have been thrilled with the response to The Hatted Chef in the week since our launch and are delighted to be adding new stockists where the range is available.
In addition to all White’s IGA stores on the Sunshine Coast, you can also now purchase our meals at Cotton Tree Meats and Boocock’s Quality Meats at Birtinya. The meals are also available at our home – The Dock Mooloolaba.
THE HATTED CHEF- chef-prepared, heat & eat meals are now on sale at all White’s IGA stores, offering great time-saving delicious meals as well as creating local jobs, and feeding the homeless.
The idea for the new venture had been brewing in the kitchens at The Dock Mooloolaba since very early in the year when Chris Sell joined as executive chef, but it took on new importance during the COVID-19 shutdown.
“Even chefs want something delicious and nutritious when they come home at the end of a busy day, without having the hassle of preparation so it’s always something you think about.
“Then when the restaurant was closed for dining in because of COVID-19, we wanted to create options for our customers beyond just takeaway and also provide work for our staff,” Chris said.
We are launching very soon but here is a sneak peek at our delicious meals which will include Smoked Peppered Beef Brisket, Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Beef Wagyu Brisket and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Check out the video below to see what’s coming and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to find out more.
Even chefs want something delicious and nutritious when they come home at the end of a busy day, without having the hassle of preparation and clean up.
The Hatted Chef was born out of Sunshine Coast restaurant The Dock Mooloolaba, to solve this problem for everyone.
Head Chef, Chris Sell set about developing recipes that capture all the deliciousness of the smoked meats The Dock Mooloolaba is famous for, in a way that they could be packaged and easily heated up on demand, while also offering vegetarian options.
Spurred on by the COVID-19 restaurant shutdowns in early 2020, the plans were accelerated, and The Hatted Chef WILL be launched in October.
Using the same ethos as at the restaurant, The Hatted Chef uses the highest quality ingredients, sourced locally where possible, with the meals lovingly prepared by chefs under the watchful eye of Chris, who was awarded a coveted Good Food Guide Chef Hat in 2016.