We Are a Young and Talented Couple With a Commitment to Sophisticated, Relaxed Cooking and Great Service at Our Millburn Restaurant Common Lot
I grew up in Australia and have lived in India, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada, The Channel Islands, Austria, England and now the USA. I apprenticed under Matt Moran, one of Australia’s most successful chefs and honed my skills in some highly successful (and tough) Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe. These included Pierre Gagnaire’s London establishment, The Lecture Room, Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner by Heston, The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey, as well as The Hotel Kristiania in Lech am Arlberg, Austria and as Head Chef at The Cottage Point Inn in Sydney.
This international experience has greatly influenced my sense of culinary adventure and style, which I now bring to our first restaurant, Common Lot.
I am Austrian and, like my husband and partner, have lived abroad and traveled extensively, including Switzerland, South Africa, England, The Channel Islands, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and now the USA.
I studied front-of-house restaurant management at the Hotel Management School in Bludenz, Austria, where I learned European restaurant fine dining service and received certification as a Cheese Sommelier. I am passionate about teas and the art of tea-making and have studied this intensively.
I have a commitment to great service in a relaxed and accessible environment, and look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant.