Josh Emett, internationally acclaimed Michelin star chef, is co-owner of Rata restaurant in Queenstown. For 11 years, Emett worked alongside Gordon Ramsay in London, New York and Melbourne, achieving four Michelin stars and an outstanding international reputation. More recently he has become a well-known face on television, as a Masterchef New Zealand judge and a Masterchef Australia celebrity chef. Rata embodies the regional flavour of Central Otago, which is reflected in the d cor and ambience as much as in the food (www.ratadining.co.nz). A graduate of Waikato Tech, Emett worked at Auckland's Cin Cin before working with Donovan Cooke in Melbourne, on luxury yachts in the South of France, and then with Gordon Ramsay at Chelsea, and Claridge's, before shifting to The Savoy Grill with Marcus Wareing, and then opening restaurants for Ramsay in New York, Hollywood and finally Australia. In 2008 he was named 'New York Rising Star Chef'.