Executive Chef, Guy Stanaway

Stanaway consistently heads restaurants with reputations for direction, distinction, cohesion and ultimately, culinary excellence.


Guy Stanaway’s culinary career has a firm grounding in the luxury hotel industry, with beginnings at Christchurch’s small luxury property, The George Hotel.

Later, Executive Chef roles at two world-class Aman Resorts properties – Amanbagh in remote Rajasthan and Bali’s Amankila – were a perfect fit for this accomplished young chef, combining loves of travel, culture, and cooking with indigenous ingredients. Unsurprisingly half a decade in Asia has left an indelible mark on this native Kiwi’s palate and plates – a fluency in balance and a respect for the importance of texture the result.

Rare Hare’s intuitive nature and nod to modern design were a perfect fit for Stanaway, which he oversees in his role as Executive Chef of Jackalope Hotels.

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