Working together to bring you together.
Our Matilda Bay team believe there is something important about sharing food, and this is what unifies us driving our purpose daily.
Owner and Managing Director, Warwick Lavis has owned Matilda Bay since 1984. Warwick is the inspirational force bringing to life Matilda Bays’ sense of fine dining in a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere. Warwick also owns Iron Cloud Wines, a boutique wine label situated in the picturesque Ferguson Estate with business partners Geoff and Karen Cross.
Executive Chef Angelo Nici has been with Matilda Bay for 21 years, delivering his mouth watering menu innovation that continues to tempt Perth tastebuds rewarding the palate with delicious food combinations crafted from organic and fresh free range produce.
Angelo’s vision extends to how he involves his team in the everyday operations of Matilda Bay. Far from having a tight rein, Angelo encourages creativity by fostering team buy-in as his chefs develop dishes. Angelo’s collaboration and innovation involves his team bringing their food vision to life as their dishes are showcased on the menu for guests to enjoy. It’s a simple yet powerful way of demonstrating the Matilda Bay belief that food is best shared, both in the creation and in the enjoyment.
Senior Sous Chef Elissa Prus brings her culinary travels to life daily in the kitchen at Matilda Bay. Extensively travelled, Elissa gained a freshness of approach while travelling experiencing and absorbing the diverse food offerings of the world. Elissa’s input to the Matilda Bay menu is seen in the diversity of dishes and different components from cuisines all over the world.
As General Manager, Grant Macaulay is the man who brings the smooth operation of Matilda Bay Restaurant together each day. You could say he’s Mr. Food + Wine. Having worked internationally (Sunstar Group, Switzerland) and across many high end brands (Sheraton Hotels and Resorts), Grants’ cumulative industry experience shows itself in the smooth running of the venue. Born in Scotland, and fluent in German, Grant is another integral component of your experience at Matilda Bay.
The icing on our (wedding) cake is Elly Waugh, our Wedding coordinator. So, let’s cut to the chase, we actually think Elly is a romantic at heart, we think you have to be as a Wedding coordinator. Elly pretty much lives every moment of your wedding with you, but you will have reason to be concerned if she’s standing there with you on your special day – that’s a little too much involved. Elly's biggest rush is seeing the excitement in your face as you describe your vision of how you want your special day to be, and then walking along side you as she brings it all to life. She considers her role as Wedding coordinator to be a privilege – she’s gets an insight into your wedding day dream.