The Bistro - Taupo Restaurant | Meet Jude, award winning Chef

Meet The Chef

Jude and Tiffany are the owners and operators of The Bistro

Jude has spent time in various demanding kitchens both here in New Zealand and abroad, including Taupo’s Huka Lodge, and was Head Chef at the award winning Bach Restaurant. In the USA he was at the Multnomah Athletic Club, an exclusive members only club in Portland Oregon, then on to Peter Gordon’s Sugar Club in London.

It was a cooking scholarship over 11 years ago that was to springboard Jude’s overseas work experience, which took him to the USA where he met Tiffany, then off to the UK. Now living back in New Zealand the couple have six children together.

As well as cooking simple tasty food Jude is very passionate about coaching his son’s rugby teams and playing the drums for his Church band. You will even see him jump up every now and again on a Thursday night to play his hand drum with the live performer. Above all family is what drives Jude and Tiffany and that Is what keeps them grounded.

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