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Jakarta Post

Will Meyrick: Taking a step in a new direction

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 31 2013   /  12:05 pm

After making his mark with two award-winning restaurants in Bali, Scottish chef Will Meyrick comes to Jakarta — a move he considers a milestone in his career and culinary dream.

The chef, who has made Indonesia his home, recently opened E&O (Eastern and Oriental) — his latest venture and first restaurant in Jakarta.

“I want to make an impact in Indonesia and also internationally. We felt we need to set up and grow the market in Jakarta because it is the heartbeat of Indonesia,” Meyrick says.

Meyrick said he wants to help the culinary business in Indonesia to grow, pushing it more toward more personable restaurants.

“It used to be that the only place you can get good food was hotels. Now that has changed. In the future, the more restaurants opening up that are boutique restaurant and not franchises, the better,” he said.

He also wants to ...