We are very pleased to announce that Briony Bradford is the new Head Chef at Jones Winery Restaurant, heralding a new and very exciting era for both the Jones wine & food destination and the Rutherglen region.
Briony is a local Albury lass who has just returned home after 15 years experience working with some of the world’s best chefs and in some truly top-class restaurants.
Perfectly matched to our restaurant’s French country kitchen style, her penchant for French cuisine has been garnished from her time spent with mentors that include Michelin star chefs Claude Bosi at Hibiscus and Andre Garret at Galvin at Windows in London; and Paul Cooper at Bishop Sessa, Ross Lusted at The Bridge Room, Grant King at Gastro Park and Brent Savage at The Bentley Restaurant and Bar in Sydney. Briony comes to Jones after working as head chef at Chippendale’s Sneaky Possum Restaurant and Bar.
Briony’s approaches to food include ‘nose to tail’, wasting nothing and selecting only seasonal and local produce from growers and suppliers she knows personally. She describes her style as ‘traditional French technique with a modern twist’, enjoying ‘pushing the boundaries of flavours’ and ‘making everything in my dishes from scratch’. She has always dreamt of moving back to the country and is thrilled with the opportunity that Jones Winery Restaurant presents.
Owner and winemaker, Mandy Jones (a Cordon Bleu trained cook herself), is absolutely delighted that Briony has joined the Jones team: ‘Briony’s food is really beautiful. I love its freshness and flavour and not only that, it looks magnificent – I am really looking forward to us working together.’
An example to whet everyone’s tastebuds is Briony’s ‘Roasted Corowa lamb rump with pickled red onions, snowpeas and mint – currently on our lunch menu.