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Chef Jon Aston With Jimmy Henry
Jimmy The AdventurerJimmy Henry FishingJimmy Henry At Seafood Market SydneyJimmy Cooking At The Hunter Valley

A unique experience with Jimmy

Gourmet Getaway Tours is a small tour company owned and operated by Jimmy Henry – a true Sydney local, chef of 20 years and tour guide of 12 years. Jimmy has taken a unique approach to his tours by combining his chef and guiding experience to create the ultimate foodie day tour.

Finally, I am able to fulfil my passion for cooking and guiding amidst the beautiful Australian countryside.

Gourmet Getaway Tours specialises in gourmet food and wine tours to the beautiful Hunter Valley. Our tours provide a unique opportunity for guests to taste locally made wines matched with a regional Australian menu prepared on location by their very own tour guide and chef.

This unique tour is Jimmy’s trademark. Jimmy has dreamt of operating his own tour company for many years. It’s been a natural progression considering his adventurous spirit, personable nature and love for all things Australian.

Hunter Valley tours

Early in his career, Jimmy travelled to three different states of Australia to complete his chef apprenticeship. A desire to improve his culinary knowledge saw Jimmy travel afar to Europe and Asia where he worked in some fascinating kitchens and met some fantastic people.

With 12 years of experience guiding destinations like Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, The Kimberley, Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley, Jimmy is delighted to offer his own tailor-made gourmet tours. We invite you to join us on one of our tours, you won’t be disappointed.

A camping tour of Australia’s Kakadu National Park on Jimmy’s 30th birthday introduced him to the prospect of a career change. The lure of cooking over a campfire at night with a beer or wine in hand proved hard to resist. Jimmy has never looked back.

Jimmy Henry Hunter Valley Chef