Adam Ireland - New Head Chef at Laissez-faire

Date Posted: 30/11/2014 11:07:30 AM
Posted By: Craig B

Laissez-faire Catering is celebrating new head chef, Adam Ireland!

We joined Adam for a brief few minutes in the kitchens this week, for a little Q&A, so you can get to know more about the chef who provides the best event catering in Sydney!

Who is Adam?

3 words; Fun, Passionate and Food lover!!  

Adam, has always been in the food industry, with a previous career as a restaurant manager and.. personal chef to world renowned band, Pearl Jam!  This jet setter, spent 6 months out of the previous year, touring the USA and Europe with the band.

Adam Ireland

How would you describe your role as Head Chef at Laissez-faire?

Busy, busy, busy!

As a head chef there are so many components to my role; managing my team of chefs, creating rosters, sourcing produce, designing new menus and being in the kitchen. I cook for all the events at Laissez Faire, from large canapé parties and conference lunches to small exclusive dinners for 14 guests.  

Every day, my skills and knowledge are challenged in a different way, life needs to be exciting and adventurous!

Is there a typical working day for you?

It’s all very varied, depending on the time of year and what’s happening. On a Monday, I could be out at the markets at 4:00 am, sourcing fresh produce. The next day, in at the kitchens at 6:00 am, helping the team prepare for a 500 guests breakfast for a launch event.

What is the best part of your job?

Creating food! That is unforgettable and puts a smile of on the faces of our event guests.

And the worst part?

Delays! Everyone should be like a Swiss Watch.

Why Laissez-faire Catering ?

I have been with the Laissez-faire team on and off for 3 years. I have stayed because of the business concept and the dedication from all the Laissez-faire team. This philosophy makes you want to work harder and be a part of something greater. 

What about when you’re old & grey?

I’m definitely already Grey, just like most chefs. Not fussed on the old thing!