Chris Lucas has announced chef Graeme Hunt will lead the kitchen of Chin Chin Sydney, due to open in September 2017.

Hunt has spent the last four years in Melbourne at two-hatted Spice Temple, becoming the youngest head chef in the company at age 30.

Hunt will work alongside founding Chin Chin senior executive chef, Benjamin Cooper to continue the development of the menu over the coming months as the Sydney opening draws closer.

“I am so excited to return to my hometown of Sydney and work with one of the most exciting independent restaurant groups in the country,” he said.

“By taking all I’ve grown up with in a Chinese family, adding into the mix the techniques and creative thinking from my time at Spice Temple, Ben’s expertise, guidance and the unparalleled new kitchen facilities at Chin Chin Sydney, we really will be creating something truly organic and original, working with exciting new elements such as wood fire, rotisserie and BBQ pit.”

The Lucas Group CEO and founder, Chris Lucas said he’s thrilled about the appointment of a Sydney local with such strong pedigree. “I’ve seen how Graeme and Ben’s minds work when in their kitchens and am extremely excited for our opening so guests can experience all that will be Chin Chin Sydney.”

Chin Chin Sydney will be located in the Griffiths Teas building in Surry Hills.


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