Daniel Jarrett

Spicers Balfour Kitchen New Farm

Spicers Balfour Kitchen

Restaurants New Farm
Guests can be forgiven for thinking they are miles away from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane city, inside Spicers Balf...


Chatham, Kent, England.


Chef Daniel Jarrett has mastered the culinary arts through his 18 years of experience and many accolades.

Leading an Asian fusion experience and originally French trained, Daniel has been delighting foodies in South East Queensland for many years. His passion for food, combined with his outstanding ability has seen him receive a number of awards, most notably receiving one Chef Hat in the 2018 Australian Good Food Guide awards.

Having led The Tamarind from success to success, Executive Chef Dan Jarrett is now sharing his passion and expertise across both The Tamarind Restaurant and The Balfour Kitchen. Dan’s passion for Asian food is carried across to The Balfour Kitchen which showcases fresh, light and punchy Modern Vietnamese.

Have you always wanted to be a Chef?

No, it wasn’t something I had ever thought about, I just wanted to leave school and Mum said I had to do something because I wasn’t going to stay at home on the dole! I quite enjoyed cooking and looked into apprenticeships and really enjoyed it.

How would you define your style?

I love using the punchy flavours of Asian cuisine and balancing it with the beautiful produce Australia has to offer.

Obsessive Compulsive About?

Cleanliness and having things in order.

Your greatest culinary inspirations/influences:

Inspiration can come from anywhere, but I’m always inspired by the amazing Chefs Australia has.

What do you love about this business?

The setting at The Balfour is beautiful, very unique in a city environment and the team of course.

An ingredient you can’t live without?

Fish sauce, chilli and herbs.

Most ‘eyebrow raising’ menu item?

Beetroot dumplings.

Signature dish:

We don’t have a signature dish as such but more of a focus to have a strong vegetarian and vegan selection on our menus.

Chef's Recipes