Head Chef, Kota
Jude Kereama is Head Chef at Kota Restaurant with Rooms, and Kota Kai Bar and Kitchen in Porthleven.
Born and raised in New Zealand Jude moved to the UK in 1996. Jude, together with his wife, relocated to picturesque Porthleven in Cornwall and so the Kota collective was born.
Combining the eclectic flavours of his Maori Chinese-Malay heritage to create menus utilising the best of local produce with his signature Asian twist, Kota is now a stalwart of the Cornish food scene. Kota lists a whole host of accolades including 3 AA rosettes, a Michelin Bib Gourmand and was awarded ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in the Cornwall Life Food & Drink Awards.
Jude has appeared in four series of the Great British Menu and has proved to be one of the most popular figures in the competition. He has earned the Trencherman’s Award for Special Contribution in 2020 and was named ‘Chef of the Year’ in 2019.