Longitude 131° welcomes Executive Chef Ryan Ward to the Red Centre kitchen brigade. Ryan has arrived in the vast Australian outback fresh from his last posting in tropical Fiji. That’s a sea change in reverse!

Ryan Ward is an accomplished Executive Chef with more than twenty years’ experience in the trade and a real taste for the tropics, with his favourite flavours coming from the Northern Territory and Tropical North Queensland – handy for a chef at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where access to a wonderful range of bush ingredients drives the luxury lodge’s contemporary menu.

‘I’m always looking for innovative ways to introduce native ingredients into my cooking drawing inspiration from foraging, fishing and hunting,’ Ryan says.