Thanks to our fantastic local chef's
Billy established his reputation as a leading chef in McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills, working at leading restaurants and wineries including Salopian Inn, Hotel Richmond, Chain of Ponds Wines, Petuluma Winery, Penfolds Wines and d’Arrys Verandah. And most recently a two year stint in north east Victoria developing the Euroa Butter Factory for weddings, accommodation & regional dining. Not to forget the One Magic Bowl event at which he featured on TV Chef “Poh’s Kitchen on the Road.” Billy has also featured in several well known magazines, Country Style, Gourmet Traveller and Vogue Entertainment. On Billy’s return to South Australia he launched his catering company BillyDohnt does… to pursue his philosophy of simple, fresh, seasonal food and to showcase the amazing regional produce of South Australia. Amanda and Billy have been mates since working together on and off for the last six years, still doing the odd catering function together.
Karena Armstrong, Salopian Inn
Highlights from Karena’s resume include the following; Lakehouse, Dalesford, The Melbourne Wine Room, O’Connells Hotel, Icebergs, Billy Kwong, Victory Hotel and the odd cameo at the star of greece. Now finally she has her own kitchen to cook the food she loves to eat. Amanda was on board with Karena as Her Salopian journey started and still enjoy local restaurants together when they can.
Tom Boden, Penny’s Hill in McLaren Vale
Chef Tom Boden is now working at the kitchen door at Penny’s Hill in McLaren Vale.
Executive Chef Tom Boden has nearly twenty years ‘international culinary experience in the UK, India, the Caribbean, and Australia, including time with the internationally-acclaimed Raymond Blanc and at the Michelin-starred ‘The Black Rat”. During his time in South Australia Chef Tom has been the recipient of two forks in the advertiser Food Awards and two consecutive Hats from the Australian Good Food Guide.