Duane has always enjoyed cooking and from a young age he knew it was what he was meant to pursue in life. Eager to get into the industry, at the age of 13 he started at the roots, in a restaurant kitchen washing dishes. It wasn’t long before he was moved into kitchen preparation and his career was on its way.
Duane gained his formal qualification and completed his trade certificate at Fraser's Restaurant in Perth, voted one of the top 100 Restaurants in Australia. He then moved onto become Head Chef at the Core Cider House, where he designed multiple menus around the seasons and the restaurant was awarded Gold Plate Finalist in Three Categories, during his time there.
Food is his passion and making people happy through his food is what gives him the most satisfaction. Getting a compliment from someone enjoying the food he creates, is what drives him.
Working in Australia and New Zealand, Duane has also travelled and tasted his way through Malaysia. He has an appreciation for all food however his two favourite dishes to prepare and cook are Pork Belly and a hearty Lasagne.
Meticulous in his trade, the one thing that Duane ensures remains consistent in his job is a clean kitchen. Since working for Chef de Home, Duane has been very popular with clients commenting on his outstanding food and professional service.
We just wanted to pass on our thanks to Chef Duane for the meal on Saturday night. We thought he did an outstanding job with the food and we found both Duane and his assistant (Bethany) most attentive, professional and friendly. Thanks once again!
Elaine Donnetti, Bayswater
We had a brilliant night on Saturday, the food was gorgeous, Duane was great and our wait person was great and so helpful. We will definitely use Chef de Home again and all our friends said they had the best food they had eaten in ages, sadly we didn't really get many photos as we were all too busy having a good time I'll see if any of the friends did and the best bit was going up into the kitchen and it looked like no one had been there , happy campers!
Liane Stone, Trigg
The experience was amazing and Duane was so professional, friendly and made sure he looked after us. The food he cooked again was amazing, definitely 4-5 star for us. I've shared the experienced on my Facebook page and I've had a really good response, so you may get a couple of phone calls from friends. I will also share my experience on our business pages for you. Will definitely be in touch again and please pass on our thanks to Duane, he's so lovely :-). Many Thanks
Paula McDowell, Quinns Rock