Acclaimed chef and native New Zealander Jude Kereama worked with top chefs in New Zealand, before moving to London and eventually settling in Porthleven.
Jude opened Kota restaurant in 2006, followed by sister restaurant Kota Kai in 2011. Kota lists a whole host of accolades which includes a Michelin Bib Gourmand, 3AA Rosettes for culinary excellence and remains a stalwart of the Cornish food scene.
Porthleven provides endless inspiration for Jude who is proud to work with the best local suppliers. Jude’s cooking combines the eclectic flavours of his Māori-Chinese-Malay heritage with the seasonal ingredients that are abundant in Cornwall.
Jude has represented the South West in four seasons of the Great British Menu and his last appearance saw him reach the final of the competition and to go on to cook at the banquet.