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Chef/Owner Muse Restaurant

Troy began his cooking career in Newcastle at the age of 16, working for a small family owned Italian Restaurant, Pascalles.

He then moved to the Hunter Valley to work for Chef Robert Molines of Robert’s Restaurant.

Troy was awarded the 2005 Brett Graham Scholarship, granting him a trip and work experience a The Ledbury in the UK.

2009 saw the opening of Muse Restaurant and was followed by Muse Kitchen in 2011. Now an independently run establishment, Muse Kitchen has proven to be a popular luncheon venue for those visiting Pokolbin.

2014 saw Troy win the Appetite for Excellence National Young Restaurateur. In 2015 he received the National Next Gen Chef in the annual Delicious Magazine Produce Awards. Muse Restaurant was also included in the Australian Newspaper National ‘Hot 50’ Restaurants list for 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as the Sunday Telegraph ‘Delicious 100’ list for 2017.

The restaurant has gained many accolades, including 2 Chef Hats in the annual Sydney Morning Herald ‘Good Food Guide’