Launching their first restaurant Char Barossa was a dream come true for Cassie and Kyran Gardner – until they were forced to close within six months of opening. Thankfully, things have been heating up for their Tanunda steakhouse once again.
South Australian chef Kane Pollard nurtured his Tea Tree Gully restaurant The Topiary into such a local success that SkyCity headhunted the 34-year-old to take the helm of the sparkling new Sol Bar and Restaurant.
Chef Chris Jarmer, 48, hails from restaurant royalty. His parents Peter and Kathy owned Jarmer's fine dining restaurant on Kensington Road for years and today Chris has carved out his own niche in the hospitality game. Here, he talks about cooking, business, meeting a long-lost sister and marrying into another Adelaide food and wine dynasty.