Executive Chef & Hospitality Manager
Stephen Tindall creates dishes with wow factor - the kind of food that not only looks great, but is just as pleasing to the palate.
His culinary skills have been expertly crafted by years working both in New Zealand and internationally. His career begun with formal training at Auckland Institute of Technology (now AUT) and has gone from strength to strength.
Stephen is well remembered in Hawkes Bay for his past successes at the Bayswater Bistro and Craggy Range Terroir Restaurant before which he kicked off his career in London. After five years working in Australia’s foodie capital – Melbourne – he’s returned to the Bay to share his culinary genius at Te Awa.
“Hawkes Bay is a real foodie’s haven; it has an abundance of fresh local produce few places can replicate. For me the opportunity to harness these fresh local flavours on a plate is an exciting one. Te Awa has the capability to offer the best of both worlds - fresh locally sourced cuisine and premium local wine all served up in an idyllic venue, it’s just spectacular!”
Assistant Hospitality Manager
Lisa Chambers joins Te Awa Winery Restaurant as the Assistant Hospitality Manager on her return to Hawkes Bay after more than ten years of working abroad.
With most of her hospitality experience based in Sydney, Lisa made it her goal to master all facets of running a successful front of house team which included the highly successful Chophouse, owned by the Pacific Restaurant group.
Having always had a natural curiosity and strong passion for the wine industry, Lisa decided 3 years ago to follow this passion. She completed her skill set and fully immersed herself in sommelier positions at some of Sydney’s most celebrated and revered restaurants including Uccello and Mr Wong (Merivale Group), later moving on to work for the Fink Group in both The Bridgeroom and most recently, working as part of the wine team for the highly-anticipated opening of Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong in the Sydney Opera House.
Lisa is now focused on bringing her years of management, service focus and wine knowledge to the Gimblett Gravels and Te Awa.