Our Chef

Braden White

Chef Braden White’s appreciation for fresh local produce is reflected in his progressive cooking style, allowing quality seasonal ingredients to speak for themselves. 

Passionate and dynamic, Chef Braden has cooked in renowned kitchens throughout Queensland. In 2011 he made his mark as sous chef at Stokehouse Brisbane, working alongside Richard Ousby and receiving 2 chef hats.

Nominated 2 years running (2015, 2016) for Brisbane Times Good Food Guide QLD Young Chef of the Year, and named Runner up for Electrolux Young Chef of the Year award (2013), Chef Braden has been marked by the judges as one to watch.

Having been appointed as Executive Chef of Rickys River Bar and Restaurant and Wood Fire Grill at the humble age of 27 (2014), Braden took his culinary vision to Noosa, achieving 1 chef hat in his first year.  

At the beginning of this year, Chef Braden White joined forces with the Moubarak Family to open the restaurant-bar duo, The APO. Introducing an element of progressive dining to Brisbane’s Bakery Lane, Brisbane.

This year, Chef Braden White is a finalist for Electrolux Appetite for Excellence and will appear on MasterChef Australia (2016) as a challenger.