First Class Chef Chef/ owner of At Ginger Moon , Bali.
WHO IS DEAN KEDDELL?
With 30 years experience in the Hospitality Industry, Dean is a leading hospitality professional with extensive set up and operational experience.
Dean has held the position of Executive Chef as well as General Manager in numerous celebrated establishments around the globe. As owner/ operator of his two latest enterprises Dean has drawn on his years of experience to bring his unique concepts to life. Ginger Moon Canteen is a celebration of the foods of Indonesia and Bali in particular, whilst Jackson Lily's is a story of the places Dean has travelled and the people he has met along the way.
Dean was born in New Zealand and moved to a small country town Australia with his family at the age of 10. At age 16 he started is apprenticeship in the local hotel, after completing his 1st year and with the basic skills to get his foot in the door it was off to Melbourne. Since then the urge to discover, explore and create has taken Dean too many interesting places. Travel has also allowed him to cook for many interesting people such as George Bush, U2, Sin'ad O'Connor, Nick Cave, The Monogue sisters and Charlize Theron to name but a few.
Dean's style of cooking is fresh, light & truly inspirational. He strongly believes wherever he is in the world his food should reflect his location, the people around him and the foods they love to eat and share help write his menus. Deans ultimately aim is to create ever lasting memories with one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures - food. He strives to make people understand they should live to eat and not the other way around; after all sharing great food with friends, family and loved ones are memories to be treasured.
Dean also is a strong advocate for teaching and coxing others to be the best they can be. He spends a lot of time focused on improving the futures of the people around him by giving them the skills and confidence they need to excel at whatever they put their minds to.