He was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he spent a decade honing his culinary skills and techniques under the guidance of the strict master chefs at several traditional Japanese KAISEKI cuisine restaurants.
During this period, he participated in local culinary competitions where his talent as an emerging, young chef was recognised, winning him a number of awards.
He moved to Australia in 2002, has been inspired when he met great chefs and products that he has never seen before. And He started to consider the combination of his Japanese cuisine background, modern Australian and European cuisine.
The end result is Cocotte - a fusion of authentic Japanese and French cuisines, where the focus is on the purity of the natural ingredients.
He is from Singapore and has many experience as a chef that include internatinal hotel executive chef, catering business director, teacher, etc.
He has been woking Cocotte for few years, and helping us a lot.
Born on the Gold Coast, Monty has always had a passion for food. His passion has driven him to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. Throughout the last couple of years he has been working in many different styles of restaurants gaining experience and knowledge. He has also been involved with a couple of cooking competitions on the gold coast earning himself a couple of awards. In July this year he was offered an oppurtunity to work at Cocotte dining, and it has been an eye opening experience for him.