On meeting the new Executive Chef of Sydney’s Swissotel, JPB, I had to remind myself that Thomas Heinrich is Australian. You see, Thomas has this completely sexy hybrid accent. An unusual mix of Canadian, American, Australian and God knows what else. The accent is the result of spending a fair amount of time working overseas in some of the World’s top hotel kitchens.
But it isn’t Thomas’ accent that has lured me to JPB. It is the thought of picking his brains about Australian native ingredients. Thomas has a wonderful knowledge and lust for experimentation with our native ingredients, something I wish more chefs around Sydney had.