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ABOUT Ginger Moon Canteen opened in December of 2012 and has been gathering momentum ever since. A home away from home for so many, Ginger Moon Canteen is the first and last stop for countless regular guests that flock to Bali throughout the year. Dean and his team continue to add a fun and interesting spin to the foods of Indonesia (Bali in particular) and China creating original and memo...
Steamed Bun Quartet - Babi Guling/ Ayam Pelalah/ Beef Rendang/ Barramundi
With more than 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality Industry, Dean is a leading hospitality professional with extensive set up and operational experience. Dean has held the position of Executive Chef as well as General Manager in numerous celebrated establishments around the globe. As owner/ operator of his two latest enterprises Dean has drawn on his years of experience to bring his unique concepts to life. Ginger Moon Canteen is a celebration of the foods of Indonesia and Bali in particular, whilst Jackson Lily’s is a story of the places Dean has travelled and the people he has met along the way. Dean was born in New Zealand and moved to a small country town Australia with his family at the age of 10. At age 16 he started an apprenticeship in the local hotel and after completing his 1st year and with the basic skills to get his foot in the door, it was off to Melbourne. Since then the urge to discover, explore and create has taken Dean to many interesting places. Travel has also allowed him to cook for many interesting people such as George Bush, U2, Sinéad O'Connor, Nick Cave, The Monogue sisters and Charlize Theron to name but a few. Dean’s style of cooking is fresh, light & truly inspirational. He strongly believes wherever he is in the world his food should reflect his location. The people around him share the foods they love to eat and help write his menus. Dean’s ultimate aim is to create everlasting memories with one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures – food. After all, sharing great food with friends, family and loved ones creates wonderful memories to be treasured long after the dishes have been washed and the lights have dimmed. Dean also is a strong advocate for teaching and mentoring others as he encourages them to be the best they can be. He spends a lot of time focused on improving the futures of the people around him by giving them the skills and confidence they need to excel at whatever they put their minds to, particularly, when it comes to creating delicious, fine food!