We are excited to welcome Phil Wood as Culinary Director to the Pt. Leo Estate family. Phil’s food philosophy is centered around balanced, deliberate food that highlights the flavours naturally present in the produce. He is passionate about working with farmers and providores to create food that uses the very best locally sourced ingredients.
Prior to joining Pt. Leo Estate, Phil was the Executive Chef of Sydney’s Rockpool est. 1989 and Eleven Bridge. Under his leadership, Rockpool received Three Hats in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide between 2011 to 2016. He has previously worked at Tetsuya’s Restaurant in Sydney and Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in the Napa Valley.
Ainslie Lubbock is one of Victoria’s most well-regarded hospitality figures. She brings exceptional skill, style and warmth to our dining spaces and it’s these attributes that make her the perfect leader of the team. Her attention to detail and contemporary service style will be evident at every table.
Ainslie and her team will create dining experiences defined by our region, made memorable through the special produce we use and the care we take serving it to you.
She has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, leading service teams in high-end venues including The Royal Mail Hotel, Attica and Pei Modern Melbourne. In 2012, she was awarded the Good Food Guide Service Industry Award and the Gourmet Traveller Maître d’ of the Year Award.
Ainslie was in the first graduating class of the Court of Master Sommeliers in Australia, and has developed wine lists that have garnered multiple wine glasses in Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards.