Darren King, born and bred in Perth Western Australia, started his apprenticeship at Matilda Bay Restaurant.
He was Sous Chef at Loose Box Mundaring for four years working alongside Alain Fabregues. Whilst Darren was at The Loose Box, the restaurant won many prestigious awards including Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year.
He then moved to the exclusive C Restaurant where he was the Executive Chef in the Perth CBD for eight years. At C Restaurant he was part of the team who won the Gold Plate in the category of Fine Dining in 2002 as well as many other awards.
In 2008, he joined the team at RiverBank Estate as Sous Chef and now leads a strong team as Executive Chef. His style is Modern Australian. Darren believes in using fresh produce that are in season, hence daily, he sources many of the herbs, fruit and vegetables grown here on the Estate.
His greatest influence in cooking has been Alain Fabregues from Loose Box. “I learnt a great deal from him about food, cooking and the industry itself.”
Darren’s signature dish has to be his gnocchi. This pasta is light and soft and enjoyed no matter what sauce accompanies it.