Kould Be Anywhere
It’s not often you see a Michelin-starred chef swap the adrenaline-pumping rush of fine dining for the early starts of cafe service, but for Scott Webster there’s a method to the madness. After a heralded stint as sous chef at Heston Blumenthal’s The Hinds Head in Bray, Scott moved Down Under, eventually taking up the mantle of head chef at Billykart West End in 2015. After a pivot to recruitment consulting was halted during COVID-19, Scott launched his own private catering business Knowone Knowwhere, with Scott and his wife Rita putting their considerable talents to memorable one-of-a-kind dining experiences. After building a loyal clientele, several off Scott’s regular customers urged him to jump back into the hospitality game with a concept of his own – with a few even going so far as to partner with him on the endeavour. In March 2021, Scott opened Kould Be Anywhere at the base of Woolloongabba’s Trafalgar Lane building in the space previously occupied by Lola Coffee. Part grab-and-go coffee stop and part commercial kitchen, Scott is using the site as a base for Knowone Knowwhere’s operations while also providing locals with access to top-notch coffee (two blends will be provided by Mocapan), juices, smoothies, pastries from King Street Bakery, freshly made salads and a range of elevated toasties (filled with the likes of confit chicken and wagyu pastrami). The space itself has been given some cosmetic tweaks, with the existing concrete walls and polished-concrete floors softened with a khaki-green colour scheme. In the long term, Scott would love to grow the concept and eventually open a larger venue, described as a fine-dining eatery meets wine and spirit bar.