Khaw took over the Centre’s kitchen on March 16 after 20 years as executive chef of the Adelaide Convention Centre.
He replaces outgoing executive chef Philip Pope who is set to pursue a new career challenge at Adelaide Oval.
NWC General Manager Adrian Emeny said Khaw was an exceptional successor who had a proven track record in some of the world’s finest kitchens.
“Tze has demonstrated creative flair, a passion for championing local produce and sustainable practices, and expertise in managing large-scale food service operations,” he said.
“I know our award-winning kitchen will be in good hands under his strong leadership and vision.”
Khaw, who has been working with food since age 15, said he was delighted to be taking on the prestigious role.
“I’m looking forward to taking the 1000ft journey on North Terrace to the National Wine Centre to cook a refined five-star dining experience with fantastic South Australian produce, matched with wonderful Australian wines,” Khaw said.
“My focus will be on quality, flavour and classical, South Australian-driven dishes.”
Mr Emeny also acknowleged Pope’s decade of service and achievements.
“We thank Philip for his years’ of dedication, leadership and exceptional culinary contribution and we wish him well in his next endeavour,” Mr Emeny said.
The Hackney Road centre holds on average 1000 events a year.
For more information about the National Wine Centre, please visit wineaustralia.com.au.
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