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Meet Our Culinary Maestro Elance Fernando

At Stonewater Indian Restaurant, the heart and soul of our culinary journey lies in the expertise and passion of our head chef, Elance Fernando.

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Elance Fernando: A Culinary Visionary

Elance Fernando is not just a chef; he’s a visionary who has dedicated his life to the art of Indian cuisine. With over two decades of experience, Chef Fernando’s journey began in the bustling kitchens of India, where he honed his skills and developed a deep appreciation for the diverse flavors of the country.

A Journey of Excellence

Chef Fernando’s journey took him across India, from the vibrant streets of Delhi to the tranquil spice farms of Kerala, where he learned the secrets of Indian cooking from the masters. His quest for perfection led him to explore the regional nuances of Indian buffet, from the fiery curries of the North to the aromatic spices of the South.

Bringing India to Perth

With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for authenticity, Chef Fernando ventured to Perth, Australia, to share the magic of Indian cuisine with the local community. Stonewater Indian Restaurant was born out of his dream to create a place where the essence of India could be savored like never before.

Crafting Culinary Masterpieces

At Stonewater, Chef Fernando’s culinary creations are a testament to his dedication to quality and authenticity. Each dish is a masterpiece, carefully crafted with the finest locally-sourced ingredients and a touch of innovation. Whether it’s the rich and creamy butter chicken or the smoky tandoori delights, Chef Fernando’s commitment to excellence shines through in every bite.

Beyond the Kitchen

Chef Fernando’s influence extends beyond the kitchen. He is a mentor to our culinary team, inspiring them to reach new heights in their craft. His commitment to using traditional cooking methods and authentic spices ensures that every dish at Stonewater reflects the true essence of India.

Join Us on a Culinary Journey

Join us at Stonewater Indian Restaurant and embark on a culinary journey guided by the vision and expertise of Chef Elance Fernando. Experience the rich tapestry of Indian flavors, reimagined and perfected in the heart of Perth. Chef Fernando invites you to savor the magic of Indian buffet and make your dining experience truly unforgettable.

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