Jonathon Barthelmess's Profile

It was Jonathon Barthelmess' culinary mastermind that led Many Pavilion to win Best New Restaurant at the 2011 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards and receive One Chef Hat. This Australian chef already has a list of accolades to his name and his rollercoaster of success doesn't look to be slowing down.

Barthelmess comes from a family of butchers, chefs and restaurateurs' so it was no surprise that he took on his first head chef position at just 21. His Grandfather was a chef and original owner of Pruniers in Woollahra and his uncle, Nick Peters, owns the butchery chain Peters Meats.

Under the guidance of Steve Manfredi at Darling Harbour's Coast Restaurant, Jonathon discovered his true calling – a love of Mediterranean flavours. Jonathon also credits mentor and long-time friend Janni Kyritsis for developing his knowledge in every cuisine from Greece, Italian, French and the Middle East. It was during this time that he received a much coveted Chefs Hat from the Good Food Guide 2007. Jonathon later went on to work as Sous Chef at now closed, MuShu in Bondi to cultivate his knowledge of Asian cooking.

Today, Barthelmess can be found in the kitchen at Potts Point hotspot Cho Cho San.