Tony Howell is the Executive Chef of the Margaret River Hospitality Group, which owns and operates Morries Anytime, The Common, White Elephant Beach Café, Barefoot Beach Weddings, Margaret River Catering and has a new cafe in development.
An acclaimed and award-winning chef, Tony has forged a loyal following with his strong food philosophy that is centred on seasonal, local and sustainable produce.
Over a 30-year career, Tony has garnered a reputation as one of Australia’s best chefs. He has worked in the finest restaurants in Western Australia, helping them win a multitude of awards with his culinary creations.
He has appeared on numerous television cooking shows including MasterChef Australia (2011). As a Margaret River Gourmet Escape ambassadorial chef, Tony has cooked for and alongside Heston Blumenthal, Alex Atala, Rene Redzepi and Sat Bains.
During his 15-year tenure at five-star boutique hotel Cape Lodge in Yallingup, the restaurant was awarded Conde Nast Travellers Gold List Best Food Category in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Perth born and bred, Tony is Tourism Australia’s ambassador as the Western Australian face of ‘Restaurant Australia’, an international campaign that promotes our shores as a vibrant food destination.