Meet the Team


Renzo Giustino

Renzo Giustino

Restaurant Manager

Meet Renzo Giustino – He is the General Manager at Mavis’s Kitchen and brings the zen for a lazy Sunday lunch. Over twenty years experience managing restaurants. Combine this with a passion for teaching Yoga & dedicated Karate Instructor he is the perfect mix of energy and customer service.

Renzo is comfortable at Mount Warning having grown up in the shadow of the The Dolomites among the Italian Alps. Moreno is the name of the town he was born but now calls Australia home. He has a natural passion for products and produce that I dare say was in-grained in him growing up in Italy.

Weather hosting the event of your life time or a peaceful lunch, Renzo knows how to effortlessly make it all happen. Favourite food from home. Canederli – bread dumplings found in the north-east of Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli, and part of Veneto), The word ‘canederli’, in fact, derives from the German and Austrian ‘knödel’ (dumplings).

Sharon Cunynghame

Sharon Cunynghame


Meet Sharon  – Events, accommodation and reservations specialist.

Sharon is the salt of the earth ‘Uki’ local, Mother to 5 grown children, with over 10 years of experience in Events. Sharon is every bit the smiling can-do team member who jumps to action to aid in the smooth delivery of any Mavis’s Experience.Talk to Sharon for any of your accommodation or event needs.

Favourite food – West Indian Curry this was introduced when the West Indies Cricket team befriended the Sharon’s family when she was a child.

Jackie Hopkinson

Jackie Hopkinson


If you have ever wondered how we keep our garden so lush and full of life, then meet the face behind all of the love and care. Jacki our wonderful horticulturist who nourishes our award winning garden, and brings it from the kitchen to the plate. Our garden has grown and flourished in the 3 years Jacki has been with us.

James Carol

James Carol

Grounds Keeper

When arriving at Mavis’s first Impressions are likely to be some where along the lines of  ‘WOW – what breathtaking surroundings”

Well, yes we are situated in a stunning natural region, but at Mavis’s kitchen It’s our behind the scenes guy James who gives nature a little helping hand.

Working alongside Jackie and Ralph, James is our on-site grounds keeper. He’s the one you night see whizzing past on the tractor or mower.

A local lad with a gorgeous young family. It’s great having him on our team.

Ralph Golding

Ralph Golding

Magic man

Meet Ralph, Ralph has been with Mavis’s Kitchen for over 10 years.

He’s that person we all wish for in life, when we need something created, fixed and REVOLUTIONISED! Ralph is on to it.

Running a restaurant inside an Iconic Queenslander comes with some careful TLC and up keep, this, the grounds and our boutique cabins are all kept in top working order with thanks to Ralph, he even built our spectacular ‘LOVE’ sign.

Pepe Garcia

Pepe Garcia

Head Chef

Eric Garcia ‘known to all as Pepe’ hails from Barcelona where he honed his craft and cuisine.

He brings to an Australian Kitchen his European Flavours & techniques and a refreshing can-do approach to running a busy service with a full dining room. Working closely together with our Charlie we think you will really enjoy the magic that happens when these two bring their experience and influence to our seasonal menus and specails.

Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins

64 Mount Warning Road
Uki, NSW, 2484
02 6679 5664

Opening Hours

Breakfast: Wednesdays - Sunday
from 8.30 - 11:30am
Lunch: Wednesdays - Sundays
from 11.30am
Dinner: Saturdays from 5:30pm.


All times shown are in NSW time, which is 1 hour ahead of Qld time during daylight savings from Oct. to April.
(i.e. 12pm NSW time = 11am Qld time).