Shane Yardley


Shane has built an impressive resume from having worked kitchens in Europe, the U.S.A. and at home in New Zealand.  Over the years Shane has been at the helm of some of New Zealand’s most iconic restaurants.  He has worked with Simon Gault and has been a guest chef on New Zealand master chef.  He was a former student at Toi Ohomai (Then Bay of Plenty Polytechnic) and has now returned to Tauranga where his career began – this time as a chef lecture.  In his spare time Shane keeps busy by doing cookery demonstrations, product development and in collaboration with kitchen takeover writes the menus for their pop-up restaurant events.

Course 1:  Carrot soup with curry & coconut

Course 2:  Whisky cured salmon, yuzu dressing, pickled cucumber & crème fraiche

Course 3:  Spinach and ricotta dumplings, tomato sauce, crisp parmesan & truffle

Course 4:  Berber spiced leg of lamb, freekeh salad & burnt eggplant 

Course 5:  Rhubarb and orange Eaton mess with vanilla ice cream

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