Head Chef Leith Davidson
Leith has a passion for taking simple ingredients and creatively turning them into taste sensations without complicating things along the way. His favourite saying we often here in the kitchen is "it's all about the love". Leith has been head Chef at The Red Barn for over 3 years and loves the daily challenge of making every event an unforgettable experience. Leith has been in the hospitality industry since leaving school, starting his career as an apprentice at the Hermitage, Mount Cook. He has worked in large international hotel chains, privately owned restaurants, and catering companies, and is very proud to have been associated with numerous award-winning restaurants in Australia and New Zealand. Leith is married and has a young family, a lifestyle balance is very important to him, so decided to return home to New Zealand and settle down. He loves the Waikato and the variety of products available in the area from many local producers. You will often see him down at the farmers markets finding new and interesting products to incorporate into his menus.