Head Chef, Grant Calvert, started his apprenticeship at the tender age of 19, and has been going from strength to strength ever since.

“I really love to cook and enjoy experimenting with new ingredients and ideas,” he said.

Being influenced by famous chefs such as Alastair McLeod, Jamie Oliver and Maggie Beer, Grant makes use of the local produce in the area and says he couldn’t live without the great beef that he gets in for the restaurant.

But when it comes down to it, Grant is just a little bit sweet “the one dish I could live on for the rest of my life is anything chocolate,” he says jokingly.

Grant joined McNevins as Head Chef at the Gunyah Restaurant in February 2012 and put together his autumn menu with some of the highlights being King Prawns wrapped in filo pastry, Lemon Scented Arancini Balls,  Gremolata Crusted Barramundi and Traditional Merguez sausage to name a few.

Despite having a decadent menu with fantastic produce, Grant says that what inspires him every day in the kitchen is his customers.

“I just love seeing empty plates come back to the kitchen and knowing I have satisfied customers,” he said.

McNevins Gunyah Restaurant is open Mon – Sat from 6pm and has a cocktail lounge area with fireplace that creates a cosy atmosphere in the cooler months.


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