Jude Kereama became a TV sensation thanks to his popular appearances on BBC 2’s Great British Menu.
Jude had won awards for his restaurants in both London and Auckland, before moving down to Cornwall. Chosen to represent the South West in Great British Menu, Jude strives to give his customers an experience to remember with award-winning food, extensive wine list and relaxed yet attentive service.
The New Zealander who is half Maori and half Chinese Malay has called Porthleven his home since 2006 and has long been one of Cornwall’s favourite chefs with his harbourside Kota and Kota Kai restaurants. Kota is fine dining style and mixes Asian flavours with Cornish produce, while Kota Kai is more relaxed and family-friendly version.Jude’s restaurant Kota has been recognised by many eating out guides and is consistently a present name amongst the food and beverage awards.
2018 was an exceptional year that saw Kota receiving a third AA rosette (one of only four in Cornwall), and being named as ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in the Cornwall Life Food & Drink Awards. Patron chef Jude has just been awarded ‘Chef of the Year’ in the 2019 Trencherman’s Guide Awards, and most recently awarded ‘Special Contribution’ to the hospitality industry again by Trencherman’s Guide Awards. They have retained their Bib Gourmand for the sixth year in a row and are highly acclaimed by The Good Food Guide. Kota was also named in Harden's 100 Best UK Restaurants 2022.