Chef Profile

Katers Restaurant, located within the manicured grounds of the Peppers Manor House Estate, takes you through a seasonal journey of local produce to create an unforgettable dining experience. Highly regarded Executive Chef John Shelly brings a world of expertise to spoil even the most discerning diner. John draws culinary inspiration from his upbringing in rural surrounds, understanding the efforts of what it takes for farmers and growers to develop produce of an exceptional quality. This, in turn gave him a profound awareness of what it means to adapt a flexible menu and accommodate seasonality in a constantly changing landscape.

The restaurant also recently welcomes Executive Chef Nathan West, joining Katers from such Sydney kitchens as the Bathers Pavilion, Assiette, Felix and Chiswick at the Gallery. With a passion for local produce, moving to the Southern Highlands has been a long overdue aspiration for Nathan. Being surrounded by the abundance of produce and amazing wineries is an inspiration for this young chef -always fine-tuning the menu to achieve perfection in every dish without losing the integrity of the natural product.