My formal training in restaurants began when I was 16 years old and continued on into my mid twenties; mostly it was to support my dreams of being an actor. I worked as both a waitress and floor manager in a variety of restaurants in Melbourne and saw wondrous dishes being constructed; my eyes were opened to the high pressures of the kitchen, the heat the intense food smells and the importance of a great repore between the guest and the waiter.
I am really lucky to work with my husband and a great team of highly trained and passionate people. It is definitely as a team we are able to make a day really special for people who dine or have a wedding at Sault as each person plays such an integral role in making it perfect.
It is really enriching to be working with such wonderful regional produce and great local wines. It has inspired me to create our own garden beds at Sault with the help of Damien and our kitchen team we are now using our own Sault grown herbs and vegetables in our seasonal menus.
I believe my journey in life leading up to Sault was training to be able to do what I do know. There is such a vast array of areas I work in, from creating a comfortable dining experience for our guests, planning weddings, advertising, to getting my hands dirty in the soil and planting something that will end up on the table to the delight of a guests.
If I have learned anything from my adventures at Sault that we are all capable of great things and we should never look on the menial jobs we do in life as boring as they can lead to the most surprising outcomes.
See you soon
Damien… a man of great achievement. But he’s very shy and ever so humble. Soon he’ll tell us more about himself.
Upon graduating from RMIT University with a degree in Business Management in 2001, Katy has pursued her passion for food and wine through a career in hospitality management.
After work in Melbourne, Katy moved to Daylesford in 2004 and has since enjoyed work at several Daylesford institutions, including managing The Food Gallery and Mercato@Daylesford, before joining the Sault team in 2007.
Katy says, "Being at Sault is great, it’s a beautiful place to work and allows me to demonstrate my love for Daylesford and Macedon produce (especially wine!). In my event coordinator role, it’s a privilege to be involved with someone’s wedding or special occasion and I’m proud to be part of a talented team that is absolutely dedicated to making sure each guest has a wonderful time".
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