Food played an integral role in Chef Tarrant Fennell’s upbringing. From the age of 12 years, Tarrant was shucking, packaging and delivering oysters for his father’s commercial Oyster business. At home in the kitchen, some of his earliest memories were spent learning the art of baking with his mother and grandmother.
His cooking career began at 16 years. With a burning desire to master a variety of techniques and skills, Tarrant set his path to work in some of Sydney’s finest restaurants. He joined the team of Longrain, working under celebrity Chef Martin Boetz. From there he ventured into Italian cuisine at Uccello, where they created fresh pasta daily. After 18 months, with the urge to learn new skills, he joined The Tearoom QVB, Sydney’s No 1 High Tea venue, creating 1500 High Teas a week.
Tarrant travelled to the UK, where he worked at Three Rosetted Harts in Nottingham, Fischer's at Baslow Hall. In London he worked under celebrity Chef Jason Atherton, at his 1 Michelin starred, Pollen Street Social.
Tarrant has travelled and tasted his way through Europe, Asia and the Middle East, before returning to Australia. More recently, a strong contrast from his travels found him enjoying the island life of the Great Barrier Reef, catering to high end and celebrity clientele at Bedarra Catering.
"Everything went really well and I was very happy. I wanted to let you know I was happy with the service, food and Chef as always.
We hope to be able to book you guys again in the future!"
Rob Kirman, Perth WA
I can't believe it is now a week since Chef de Home highlighted my birthday celebration with a Chef cooked 3 course menu for 14 guests! What a wonderful event! Great food, excellent service and terrific ambiance!
Tarrant was absolutely fantastic providing such amazing food for us - every one of the guests was so impressed with his high standard of food preparation, cooking and presentation. We also liked the way Tarrant would introduce each of the courses with a description of the menu selection - such a professional approach to the delivery of the meals.
I would love to use Chef de Home again - I just have to come up with another special event to celebrate! I'd also be happy to recommend this excellent service to friends!
Thank you to everyone involved...
Kath Anyalai, Madora Bay WA