Jupiters Hotel & Casino have announced they have appointed Steven Forrester as Executive Sous Chef at the iconic Gold Coast property.
Forrester was previously the Executive Chef at Parliament House Canberra and Stamford Plaza Brisbane, and has cooked for Prime Ministers, Presidents, Kings and Queens, along with celebrities including Katy Perry and the late Patrick Swayze.
In addition to an impressive portfolio of clientele, Steven has many industry accolades to his name including President of the Australian Culinary Federation ACT and Vice President of the Australian Culinary Federation QLD. Steven has also won multiple awards including the Lexus Young Chef of the Year, Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat finalist and State Winner, Chef of the Year Victoria and Accor’s Golden Plate, just to name a few.
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In his position at Jupiters, Steven will assist in overseeing the operation of the property’s seven restaurants, including the recently opened cutting-edge Japanese restaurant Kiyomi and Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo, banquets, pastry and one of the largest production kitchens in the southern hemisphere. He will also help lead a team of more than 180 Chefs.
Jupiters Hotel & Casino General Manager Food and Beverage Richard Gush said Steven’s experience and passion for the industry made him the perfect choice for the position.
“Delivering world-class dining is a key component of Jupiters’ $345 million redevelopment, so it’s fantastic to have someone of Steven’s calibre joining the team at this exciting time,” he said.
“Steven’s energetic approach and passion for training and development will also be a great asset for the entire culinary department.”
Steven said he is looking forward to playing an integral role in the expansion of dining experiences at Jupiters Hotel & Casino.
“I’m excited by the opportunity to be a part of this transformation project and to work with the talented Jupiters culinary team to deliver new dining experiences to the Gold Coast,” said Steven.