Chris Vane - Co-owner, Verve
Favourite part of your job?
“Meeting interesting people and providing a great food and wine experience”
The biggest mistake you’ve made and what did you learn from it?
“Undervaluing small sale customers. Not understanding the value of a strong loyal customer, which in turn provides long-term business success.”
“Simply prepared seafood.”
Favourite Chinese/Asian restaurant and why?
“The Thai Orchid for their consistently fresh quality dishes.”
If you had to take guests to a restaurant in Perth other than your own, where would you go and why?
“Jacksons in Highgate, Outstanding food and service, obviously owner operated.”
Favourite interstate restaurant?
“Taxi in Melbourne for the energy, attention to detail and the successful fusion of Eastern and Western food.”
Favourite international restaurant?
“The Druidstone – Situated on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire in south west Wales.
What’s your pet hate in the kitchen/your business?
“Lack of work ethic.”
Cookbook you couldn’t live without?
“Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey.”
What kitchen tool would you hate to be without?
What wine or wine style are you enjoying right now?
“French-made Australian Sauvignon Blanc.”
If you weren’t doing your current job what would you be doing?