Former Coffs Harbour chef Scott Hardy and his wife, Jess, are finalists in a national competition for country chefs with their Queensland restaurant Food@Eumundi.
Former Coffs Harbour chef Scott Hardy and his wife, Jess, are finalists in a national competition for country chefs with their Queensland restaurant Food@Eumundi. SUBMITTED

Chef Hardy finalist at nationals

FORMER Coffs Harbour chef Scott Hardy is a finalist in a national competition for country chefs.

Scott and his wife Jessica, a qualified pastry chef, own and operate Food@Eumundi at Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast and they have been selected as one of five Queensland finalists in the Country Chef of the Year Award run by Australian Country Style magazine.

The menu at Food @Eumundi, which has a modern Australian menu specialising in the use of local produce, is described by Scott as ‘clean, unpretentious yet professional food’.

Last year they won awards for Best Restaurant and Caterer 08/09 in the Eumundi Business Awards.

Scott, who was educated in Coffs Harbour, started his apprenticeship at the old Seafood Mama’s restaurant in Coffs Harbour, finished it at Pacific Bay Resort working under chef Gerhard Spats and later returned to Aanuka to help open the Finns dining room when it was re-branded under Breakfree.



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