Shaun Presland returns to Saké as group executive chef

Shaun Presland, Saké group executive chef and resident chef at Saké The Rocks.

Rockpool Dining Group has announced that Shaun Presland has returned to the Saké restaurant family as group executive chef and resident chef at Saké The Rocks.

Presland thrilled to be in the Saké fold. He says, “Saké feels like home and I’m looking forward to taking the inspiration from my recent travels and applying it to some new dishes for the Saké fleet."

Presland was part of the launch team that opened the first Saké Restaurant & Bar in The Rocks in 2008.

He then went on to oversee the wider group of Saké restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for seven years.

More recently, Presland been working and travelling, taking in New York, London and Tokyo where he won silver at the Washoku World Challenge 2016.

Rockpool Dining Group CEO Thomas Pash is happy to have Presland back on the Saké team.

He says, "Shaun is one of Australia’s most esteemed contemporary Japanese chefs and we’re looking forward to tapping back in to his extensive Japanese culinary skills and knowledge of the craft.

"It’s great to have him back on board. He will play a fundamental role in taking the Saké brand to the next level and its expansion to new markets."

Presland will begin working with Saké The Rocks head chef Richard Slarp and team on some new menu items, which will be introduced in coming weeks.

Presland together with Slarp and Rockpool Dining Group culinary and brands director Neil Perry will also start working on new Omakase menus for the group.

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Neil, Shaun and Richard are also working on some new and exciting Omakase menus for the group.