“Chef to the stars” | Event maestro | Director, Studio Neon by Aaron Teece
Aaron Teece is a real “chef to the stars”. Yet he can’t drop too many names – that’s the pact he strikes with his high-profile clients as an exclusive private chef.
Born and raised in the Northern Rivers near Byron Bay, he spent the formative years of his career in Brisbane. Feeling the lure of London, he travelled to expand his knowledge and build his reputation.
Aaron worked as a sous chef at Harvey Nichols’ 5th Floor Restaurant, then decided to pursue the private cheffing path. It was then he started adding some big names to his little black book. He was headhunted from 5th Floor to work for former British Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher in her retirement, and had the privilege of serving the Queen and other members of the royal family on several occasions. In the celebrity world, names he’s allowed to mention include Kate Moss, Richard Branson and Keira Knightly.
On his return to Australia, Aaron was welcomed into some of Sydney’s finest establishments, including Astral, Sean’s Kitchen, EST., Felix and Manly Pavilion. He eventually set up his own business, Studio Neon by Aaron Teece, originally housed in an eclectic warehouse space that operated as a photo studio and corporate events space by day and chic dining venue by night. As a pioneer of the foraged food movement in Australia, his menus featured wild, found and indigenous ingredients.
Studio Neon has expanded into a busy office and commercial kitchen space, where he manages a large team planning events down to the finest detail. Aaron’s events reflect his food philosophy: bringing people together to share food and wine, creating a memorable experience. Studio Neon by Aaron Teece caters for private dinners in celebrity homes, large festivals for thousands and everything in between, using origin-traceable, local, sustainable, foraged and free-range produce wherever possible. His corporate clients include Grey Goose Vodka, Louis Vuitton, Channel 7, Qantas and Tourism Australia.
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