Rococo’s talented Executive Chef from New Zealand, Lance McKenzie has made Noosa his home. Having begun his career and internship under renowned chef Rene’ Klien at New Zealand’s fine dining restaurant; Restaurant 95, Lance has honed his love for European cuisine working at some of New Zealand and Australia’s best restaurants. For the last ten years under Lance’s direction Rococo has been awarded numerous annual awards; Best European Restaurant QLD and The Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat.
In 2012, Lance was approached by the Four Seasons Shanghai as their guest chef for the Australian Food and Wine master week where he implemented a pop-up restaurant designed to mirror the Rococo experience with the menu showcasing Australian produce. Due to the overwhelming success of this campaign, Lance was then fortunate to be invited by Four Seasons Canada to take on the role of Executive Sous Chef overseeing the many restaurants within this hotel.
His passion for the industry emanates from his vision to never lose sight of how important and refreshing it is to keep discovering new foods, trends, flavours, cultures, techniques, and thereby inspiring creativity!