Clare Falzon moved to the Barossa to join the Hentley Farm team in 2018 as Sous Chef, earned the Head Chef role in 2020 and is now Executive Chef. Her care for guests, the ingredients in every dish, and her team shines through. Sparked by her European heritage, Clare was inspired by travelling and working in kitchens in Europe, the UK, and Australia, where she saw first-hand the influence food has on individuals and culture.

Her passion for a sense of community built from a shared love of food drew her to the Barossa, where the opportunity to connect with farmers, and the natural produce in the region, is a daily occurrence.

The experience of working with so many excellent Chefs has given Clare the knowledge and techniques to develop a kitchen team that treat the produce used for the ingredients in each dish with the utmost respect. Having the opportunity to forage for produce, grow her own, and interact with the farmer making deliveries inspires Clare to deliver dishes that allow the produce to shine.