It’s a case of have knives will travel for Jason Wardill.
The 42-year-old has seen plenty of the world since he became a chef over 20-years ago.
Jason helped The Queen’s favourite chef Anton Mosimann set up his own restaurant at the prestigious Star Hotel in Sydney.
He did two spells at the five star hotel, which has six restaurants, and regularly appears in the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide.
For the last three months Jason has been based in Miami, working as an executive sous chef for Royal Caribbean Cruises. He worked on the biggest ship on the ocean, the Oasis of the Seas, and loved every minute of it.
Now, however, his feet are firmly back on the ground in his new role as head chef at Le Metro cafe bar & brasserie in Rawson Street, Halifax.
Jason, who was born in Bridlington, has worked at some of Yorkshire’s top hotels and restaurants. He was head chef at 27 at Rudding Park, a country house hotel in Harrogate with an award-winning restaurant and he spent two years at the former Michelin star Rascasse in Leeds.
He also ran his own gastro pub, The White Bear in Stretton, Derbyshire, for a time.
Jason says he’s looking forward to his new challenge at Le Metro It was opened by Chris and Gill Turczak in 2009.
He says the trend in food today is for rustic food cooked well, with cheaper cuts of meat back in fashion. “It’s about using the best ingredients and letting the food speak for itself. People are looking for value today.”