Meet Chef Ian at Ingenia Holidays Rivershore

Rivershore at Didillibah on the Sunshine Coast has quickly become the talk of the holiday park town. Boasting an array of powered sites plus glamping tents has made it a favourite for many families wanting a weekend getaway or even longer.

The holiday park also has its own, onsite café and restaurant. Named Driftwood, it certainly fits the Sunny Coast vibe, sporting a menu littered with local produce. Head Chef Ian Smith has cooked around the world in some top tier restaurants. So you can imagine it was quite a change for him when he took the position at the humble little Driftwood. But there is certainly nothing humble about the quality of food that the chef has brought to the pallets of the Sunshine Coast.

“All our suppliers are local, local butcher, local seafood supplier, local fruit and vege. Really good produce from around here you know some of the beef is coming out of Toowoomba, all the fish is local.”

During recent months, the restaurant, as many others did, found it difficult with restrictions preventing many of the local clientele from dining in. However, Ian says the loyalty of the community kept Driftwood afloat.

“We’ve been lucky, our local customers have really supported us in this time… Yeah, it’s quite exciting to have the dine-in option again I think people are looking forward to it. Hopefully going forward we can increase the capacity slightly and we’ll see more smiling faces!”

For more information on Driftwood Restaurant or Rivershore, head to the Ingenia Holidays website.