wandin team

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The Wandin Team are experts in winemaking, culinary delights and event management, providing a Hunter Valley experience like no other.

 
 
 

HEAD CHEF - JOHN RUTHERFORD

“I have spent most of my life on the land in the Hunter region and am so proud to be part of something special here at Wandin – a place where I can showcase the best of season and best of flavour by creating beautiful food for people who enjoy the epicurean experience of the country in the most spectacular surrounds.”

With an intimate knowledge of the seasonal local produce that best reflects the story of the Hunter Valley, it's the culinary prowess and respect for complimentary winemaking of our Head Chef John Rutherford that sought us to lure him to take the reins of Wandin Café.

John’s commitment to and passion for the region and to his career has kept him close to home creating sumptuous menus as both a head chef and corporate caterer across the greater Hunter and Newcastle region for over 25 years. He is also a passionate farmer who runs his family farm with an abundance of livestock and vegetables.

John joined the Wandin team in 2017 and his new look menus for the Wandin Café and his wedding catering are a testament to his experience, creativity and wealth of knowledge of what thrives in the Hunter. His is a true visionary when it comes to delivering on the paddock to plate food philosophy and you can taste the freshness and flavours of the Hunter with every single mouthful.

head chef john rutherford

 

 
 

WANDIN
12 WILDERNESS ROAD,
LOVEDALE NSW AUSTRALIA 2320