Tom grew up in McLaren Vale, a prominent food and wine region in South Australia. Surfing the Fleurieu Coast, exploring the nearby vineyards and foraging in the hills.
He started my apprenticeship as an 18-year-old in Adelaide and finished at D’arrys Veranda Restaurant under Peter Reschke and Nigel Rich. He spent some time working at Cullen Dining in Margaret River, where he enjoyed utilising their large kitchen gardens.
Tom Tilbury was the long-standing Head Chef at Gather at Coriole, Coriole Vineyards on-site restaurant in McLaren Vale. Then more recently Tom moved onto Press Food & Wine but has announced he is on to yet another venture… we will just have to wait and see his next move is!
Tom prides himself on sourcing local, ethically harvested and sustainable produce wherever possible and has developed strong relationships with the region’s local producers. His menu is seasonal and innovative, featuring balanced flavours that are quintessentially Australian. Tom and his team serve up food that highlights produce grown within the estate gardens, reflects the region, and celebrates the ingredient.