Starting berardo's restaurant & bar over ten years ago, Jim and Greg, have a passion for food along with a passion for Noosa. With both berardo's restaurant & bar and it's casual dining sister, berardo's bistro on the beach, Jim and Greg offer the Noosa food scene a unique recipe of sensational food mixed with style and panache – " the theatre of dining"- with something for everyone.
In addition to their eateries, Jim and Greg are also the founders of the fabulous Noosa Food and Wine Festival which has become Australia's favourite gourmet weekend, celebrating the very best Australia has to offer in the food and wine arena in one of the world's most beautiful settings. Attracting the cream of Australia's chefs, leading winemakers, awarded food producers, premium restaurateurs, restaurant critics and media, the event is a must for all foodies each year.
A native of the Sunshine Coast, Gene Quinlan completed his apprenticeship locally. He then headed to Melbourne, gaining valuable experience at Donovan's, a restaurant renowned for producing quality young chefs. There, Gene worked under the tutelage of celebrated chef, Robert Castellani,. Gene then went west to Broome gaining experience in restaurant management at eminent local resorts. Returning to the Sunshine Coast two years ago, Gene joined berardo’s on the beach, where the beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere allow his passion for quality dining to shine. Gene’s food philosophy is clear: - “Keep it simple, use quality ingredients and savor every bite.