Matt Merrin


With 30 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, Matt operates two iconic Townsville venues- Bridgewater and the award winning
JAM Corner.

Matt is renown in the region as a chef who is passionate about using fresh seasonal produce, and showcasing the best of the region, and Australia has to offer.  

Bridgewater is one of the hottest dining venues to hit the Townsville food scene, offering diners a touch of coastal elegance in the North.


Ty Samuel


Born in South Africa, Ty moved to Australia in 2009 and is regarded as one of Townsville’s young gun chefs. Ty worked at JAM for 8 years, moving into the Head Chef role between
2015-2018, during this time JAM continued to receive a Chef Hat award from the Australian Good Food Guide.

Ty is passionate about connecting with local producers and exploring the regions ingredients to create dishes that give diners at Bridgewater a truly unique experience.