Lennox Hastie is a UK-born, Europe-trained chef with an Australian father and Scottish mother. After working internationally for several years he opened acclaimed Sydney restaurant Firedoor in 2015.
His background was essentially technique-focused classic French, before a trip to Spain that saw him land a job at Michelin starred restaurant Asador Extebarri where he worked for 5 years. Lennox’s mission at Firedoor is show Australia that there is more to wood fire than pizza and barbecue, at least as so many of us know it. His unique approach saw Lennox awarded Best New Talent with Firedoor nominated for Best New Restaurant in the 2016 Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards. Firedoor currently holds a chef hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and sits at number 17 on the Australian Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Restaurants.