Staff profile

Sunny Gilbert: MND Head Chef


What other kitchens have you worked in? I spent a fair bit of time working overseas in various places: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Regal UN Plaza New York, and the Zhuhai Holiday Resort China. In Melbourne I was head chef at Orange on Chapel Street and I also had my own place for seven years….
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Thomas Hindle: MoVida


Drink of choice? Whiskey or the Donhoff Kabinett Riesling. Favourite work moment? Serving William Shatner – that guy is a legend! Food and wine match? Manzanilla Sherry and oysters. Melbourne restaurants? Francois, The European, and Preston for Vietnamese food. Eat anywhere in the world? Etxebarri in Spain and St John in the UK.

Emma Miles: MoVida


Work History? Taxi, Yellowbird Cafe, and the Vineyard in St kilda. Favourite hopso moment? All the years at the Vineyard. Drink of Choice? G & T’s, Aperol spritzers in Summer and in Winter a good Aussie shiraz. What’s your local? The Fox Hotel in Collingwood. Regular haunts around town? The new Taxi Kitchen, The European…
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Ellis Nuttall: Bar Manager MoVida


You may recognise Ellis’ Harley that has been sitting out the front of MoVida for the past five years – it’s in most of the photos. Aside from motorbikes, Ellis is also very passionate about hospitality and looks after the MoVida wine list. He is a long-standing staff member and a familiar face for many…
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Shane Kenny: Sous Chef MND


Kenny started his apprenticeship up in Cairns before making the big move down to Melbourne. He started at Pure South and then finished his apprenticeship at Matteos. One of the happiest chefs you’ll ever meet, Shane has been with us for over three years. Drink of Choice? I do enjoy a good negroni. Cooking tip?…
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