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Ty Bellingham opens Salt Bar and Grill at Bankstown RSL Club

The former head chef at Sailors Thai at The Rocks and Kittichai in New York has resurfaced to open a new venture at Bankstown RSL.

Ty Bellingham stepped away from the burners five years ago to train and place refugees and asylum seekers. However, the chef hasn’t left his social conscience behind with new venture Salt Bar and Grill

The new venue will see as many as 10 unemployed at any time being trained with the aim of entering the industry as hospitality employees.

"My business partner [and former restaurateur] Deanna Lea found the site. We're in a new building that's part of the Bankstown RSL Club, it has 33,000 members and there are 350,000 locals so the potential is good," Bellingham told Good Food.

Unsurprisingly for a chef who trained under David Thompson, the menu will have plenty of Thai influences.

"Where I might've put two chillis into something it'll only be one," he said. "I don't want to scare people away just yet.

"We're using really good produce. And I like to say all the meat is halal except the bacon."




7th February 2019