Meet the Team


Luca Basetto

Luca Basetto

Restaurant Manager

Meet Luca – He is the General Manager at Mavis’s Kitchen, and has been for 5 wildly amazing years. Married to the beautiful Giorgia, the Cafe manager of our other venture – The Tweed Gallery Cafe.

Our dynamic duo hail from Venice, Italy. and don’t hold back in sharing their Italian (Venetian actually) sense of hospitality. It’s pure loud and joyful humour with Luca, with a natural passion for products and produce that I dare say was in-grained in him growing up at the knees of a Venetian restaurateur mother.

He’s the ultimate Prosecco enthusiast, and whether hosting the event of your life time or a peaceful lunch, Luca knows how to effortlessly make it all happen.

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.



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 - Sundays
from 9 - 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).