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Michelin-star chef Jake Kellie to open arkhé, Adelaide’s first open-flame restaurant

The world-renowned chef is making his fiery restaurant debut in Adelaide, with a new open-flame venue in Norwood.

Born in New South Wales, Michelin-star chef Jake Kellie is firmly planting his roots in Adelaide, opening the city’s first open-flame restaurant, arkhé, this October. 

Partnering with Palmer Hospitality, the talented team behind 2KW, Fishbank and Paloma Bar & Restaurant, arhké promises to breathe new life into the iconic heritage-listed building at 127, The Parade, Norwood. 

Jake’s vision to bring together authentic, world-class cooking with the ‘good time atmosphere’ of high street dining will be finally realised this October, when arkhé opens its doors. 

The restaurant’s unique, open flame style is a nod to the cooking techniques that ignited Jake’s culinary journey, as a former head chef at Burnt Ends, Singapore’s Michelin-star barbeque restaurant. Adding to his global cooking education, Jake was also the recipient of the San Pellegrino World Young Chef of the Year Award for South East Asia, going on to place 2nd in the world in Milan in 2018 with his signature Aged Pigeon Dish, and has cooked alongside some of the world’s gastronomical giants such as Heston Blumenthal, Scott Pickett and Brett Graham. 

Jake is hoping to bring his own vision of charcoal barbeque cooking to Adelaide to contribute to South Australia’s thriving foodie scene. 

“Adelaide is now home and what a place to be. We are spoilt with choice when it comes to what’s on offer in South Australia, it’s a destination for locally grown produce and wine, and I can’t wait to be a part of showcasing that” he says.

Jake has called Adelaide home for just under a year but felt an instant connection with SA’s relaxed lifestyle, community atmosphere and passion for produce, appearing recently firing up Mayura beef cuts at Tasting Australia. 

arkhé opens in October at 127 The Parade, Norwood. 

Find out more about arkhé here.

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