Meet the Team
WE’RE HERE TO SERVE!
Meet Riccardo Burchielli ( AKA Ricky ) – He is the General Manager at Mavis’s Kitchen and brings the welcoming feels for Sunday lunch. Over 5 years with Mavis’s Kitchen & Cabins. There is nothing he cant tell you about our gardens our story or what we have to offer . His passion will be noticed the minute he greets you at the door. Combine this with a passion for creating amazing cocktails he is a dedicated restaurant manager with a perfect mix of energy and customer service.
Ricky relocated to Mount Warning from the beautiful canals of Treviso Italy a gateway to Venice. Also home to The Fontana delle Tette, this 16th century fountain was used to pour wine. Italian born but now calls Australia home and we adore him. 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, Ricky knows how to effortlessly make it all happen. Favourite food from home Pasta Cabonara
Events/AdministrationMeet 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.
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.
Grounds KeeperWhen 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.
Magic manMeet 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.
Head ChefEric 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.