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If you are looking to take your event with Alan Dawes Private Chef to the next level, why not take a look at some of our local friends, who can provide wine service, or photography to complete your experience


Meet Gavin 

Hi I’m Gavin, A Beverage Professional With Over 16 Years Experience In Beverage And Hospitality.

I started my career in the north east of England, learning my trade with the Malmaison / Hotel du Vin Group, being guided by Ronan Sayburn MS before moving to Australia and becoming Shannon Bennett's Head Sommelier at his Bistro Vue restaurant. I have a WSET Advanced Certificate and also a Certified Sommelier in the The Court of Master Sommeliers.

Since arriving in Australia, I've been awarded two glass ratings from Gourmet Traveller Wine Wine List of the Year Awards and held AA accredited notable wine lists in the UK.

Wine credentials aside, I'm a UK Cocktail Champion (Brugal Rumble 2013) and also held nominations for Imbibe 'Restaurant Personality of the Year' and wrote articles for various UK magazines.

Beverage to me is a journey, it is a platform to interact, discover and learn with each other.

Interested in adding a bespoke wine, gin or whisky tasting to your private dinner event? Check out our "Classic Pairing" experience for more details.