Shaun Presland has had a resounding effect on the Australian Japanese dining scene by personally establishing 7 Japanese restaurants in 3 states (all still operating very successfully) since 2000.  He had been responsible for the training and development of numerous chefs who, in turn have ventured out to do amazing things themselves.

       

Chef Shaun has amassed 18 chef hats since his first executive chef position in 2000.

2016 World Washoku Challenge 2016 – silver medal / second place winner competing in Tokyo Japan

2016 World Washoku Challenge 2016 – top 10 finalist

2011, 2013 Celebrity Chef – demo / cooking schools Master Chef Australia  – Live

2011 Celebrity Chef – mentor / judge Junior Master Chef Australia (TV)

2010 – 2015 Celebrity Chef – challenger / judge Master Chef Australia (TV)

2011 – 2015 1 Chef Hat – Sake Restaurant The Rocks  Sydney Morning Herald Good FoodGuide

2016 1 Chef Hat – Sake Restaurant Double Bay Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide

2012 – 2016 1 Chef Hat – Sake Restaurant Brisbane  Courier Mail Good Food Guide

2015 Sake Restaurant Brisbane

Best Japanese Restaurant National Restaurant and Catering Association

2014 Best Japanese Restaurant NSW Australian Hotels Association

2014 Best Sydney Asian Restaurant Restaurant and Catering Association

2011 Sake Restaurant The Rocks

Best Sushi Restaurant Sydney Sydney Morning Herald Good Food

2004, 2005, 2006 1 Chef Hat – sushi e Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide

2002, 2004, 2005 sushi e  Best Sushi Restaurant Restaurant and Catering Association

2003 Young Achiever of the Year Australian Hotels Association