Smithy and The Chef is the energetic business collaboration of Sarah Smith and Andrew Hickie. With over 15 years’ experience working in the commercial and corporate sectors, Sarah and Andrew decided to take their careers and their ‘husband and wife’ partnership to a new level – becoming business partners.
Combining their skills in hospitality, business management, PR, events and a trained fine-dining Chef, the company Smithy and The Chef was born and their first venture was secured – Silos Restaurant. Delivering a new foodie destination to the popular township of Berry on the South Coast of NSW, Smithy and The Chef returned the iconic Silos Restaurant to its rustic roots with farm-to table style country cuisine.
Due to demand from weddings and events, the restaurateurs soon launched Smithy and The Chef, offering their signature seasonal, creative catering up and down the stunning NSW South Coast, from Kiama to Ulladulla.
Leading the team as Executive Chef, Andrew has cooked for some of the world’s biggest celebrities having travelled the globe for years aboard the private super yacht for billionaire David Geffen, where he managed VIP dining experiences for the likes of Tom Hanks, Oprah, Tony Blair, Robert De Niro, Ellen De Generes and Bruce Springsteen to name a few.
Andrew has led Menu Development for ‘Stix’, one of Australia’s premium caterers, managing the clients Qantas First Class, Etihad and Macquarie Bank. Our Chef knows first-hand just what food makes even the most discerned diner happy!
Helping clients turn their idea or dream into a reality is Sarah’s (Smithy) domain. As Event Manager of the team, Sarah has represented leading brands like Sydney Opera House; driven campaigns including SMH Good Food Guide and major events like City2Surf; and managed high-profile talent for Universal Music Australia including Bryan Adams, Elton John, INXS, Empire of the Sun, Air Supply, Greta Bradman, Andre Rieu and Bernard Fanning. She is currently General Manager of Silos Restaurant and specialises in Event Planning on the South Coast, NSW.
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