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Gerard Phelan

Head Chef | Tinamba Hotel

Renowned Chef Gerard Phelan moved to the small village of Tinamba to take the reins at the award-winning Tinamba Hotel Kitchen a short time ago.  He brought with him decades of experience at Montalto Vineyard Restaurant, Rockpool, Atlantic, Moor Please and The Lakehouse at Daylesford.

Gerard also brought his passion for regional Victoria and his love and respect for gardening from his childhood, which was ingrained in him by his father, who cared for their family acre-plot veggie garden, experimenting with organic heirloom varieties.

“When I was a little boy, I loved pulling carrots from the ground and washing them under the tap. It was awesome,” says Phelan. The joy of the young boy became the passion of the man.