Anna Shergold is a seasoned hospitality professional.
From a young age, she had a passion for cooking, her parents fostering in her an appreciation for gathering friends over good meals, nurturing a joy in entertaining.
Anna studied at RMIT- (Applied Science, Food and Food Services) Hospitality Studies and was accepted for a 12-month traineeship at The Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Here she built her skills working in the cocktail bar and then running the nightclub bar.
Like many Australians, travel was on the cards. Adventures in the UK offered new opportunities to learn from industry leaders, working in several Conran restaurants in London including Mezzo in Soho, Bluebird in Chelsea and finally as Assistant Restaurant Manager at Zinc Bar in Piccadilly. Every day was different, and Anna loved meeting new people and the thriving energy of each of these spaces.
Returning to Australia, Anna worked at the new Crown complex at The Duck before moving to Cecconi’s and The Conservatory restaurant. After another stint in London, she moved home to the Mornington Peninsula where her family was based, working in a couple of wineries, including Montalto, Red Hill.
Anna and her Chef husband opened a European style restaurant Spoon in Mt Eliza, running it for seven years. Anna joined the team here at Pt. Leo Estate in 2022 as Events Coordinator. The beauty of the Estate drew her in, and she loves bringing people’s events to life with the team. No one day is the same.
What is your favourite PLE Sculpture?
‘Share 2020 ’ KAWS. It is the first face that greets me each morning and the last thing I see each workday. It brings a smile to my face and is a great reminder to enjoy life and to have a little fun.
What is your favourite PLE beverage?
Pt. Leo Estate Méthode Traditionnelle. I’m a real fan of Champagne and sparkling wine and this one is delicious.
What is your favourite PLE dish?
The Lobster in Laura, one of the best things I have ever tasted.
What is your favourite thing to do on the Mornington Peninsula?
Sunsets with friends and family beachside in summer over nibbles and drinks. The changing tones of orange beach side cliffs at dusk is a relaxing closure to a perfect summer’s day down on the Mornington Peninsula. A constant reminder of fun childhoods spent here.