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.
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!”
Born and raised in Wellington, Leyton is inspired by the creative elements of the industry. After stints in Australia and Tahiti, Leyton settled in Hawkes Bay to focus on cooking and growing quality, unique produce. Thankfully, he can do just that at Te Awa, enjoying the diversity of wine and food.
Assistant Hospitality Manager
Marius’ career in hospitality began in international 5-star hotels in Germany and after studying in the Netherlands, he came to New Zealand. Drawn to the great wines of New Zealand first Marius to Waiheke Island where he worked for the likes of Cable Bay and Te Motu Vineyards restaurants. After a few years on Waiheke, Marius then moved to Hawkes Bay where he was Assistant Restaurant Manager at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers before joining us at Te Awa Winery & Restaurant.
Cellar Door & Customer Experience Manager
Growing up in Okanagan Valley in British Columbia (one of Canada’s leading wine regions) Brittany has been around wine most of her life. After completing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of British Columbia studying Geography of Wine she joined the industry with CedarCreek Winery. After working various roles in Australia’s Margaret River with the likes of Voyager Estate and Vasse Felix she moved to New Zealand beginning at Villa Maria’s Auckland Cellar Door. Missing the country life, Brittany transitioned to the Te Awa Cellar Door in 2018.