Friday, February 23, 2024


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Meet Ämi Head Chef Of Reef Gateway Hotel

For Ämi Andrews, falling into a fabulous career in the kitchen was a no brainer, a move that she made with calculated decision and passion, always valuing the art of cooking and enjoying the vibrant cuisine-fuelled environment.

Having called Airlie Beach home for over four years now, Ämi initially ventured to Australia from London close to 10 years ago, travelling up the east coast before settling for a short period of time.

“When I left the UK, I knew being a chef would be great, because I can cook anywhere, and everywhere is always looking for more chefs,” Ämi explained.

Having worked in a myriad of establishments over the course of her travels, the Reef Gateway has allowed Ami’s artistic traits to flair, with her stepping into the Head Chef role soon after joining the team.

“I was initially the Sous Chef, but I was promoted quickly,” she said.

With a team of 10 chefs in her kitchen, Ämi is quick to make the team transition into a tight-knit family.

With a menu that she is proud of, Ämi loves getting behind the grill, searing up a gorgeous fillet of steak or a piece of salmon.

“We have these beautiful, marbled scotch fillets, and our salmon is served with smooth butter sauce with this crispy skin,” Ämi explained.

Come on down to the Reef Gateway and experience some of the best family-friendly dining in the Whitsundays.

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