The Southern Highlands of New South Wales is home to the towns of Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Berrima, Bundanoon and many other villages. It is within easy reach of Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra and is known for its colourful gardens, cool climate wineries and historic landmarks.
Teena Crooks is Executive Chef at the Vault Dining Room in the awarded Old Bank Hotel, Mittagong in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. One of the few female chefs to lead a hotel kitchen in the region, she is known for serving thoughtful menus that highlight the best of regional ingredients and reflect the quality and honesty that Australian cuisine is known for.
Teena’s passion for food and wine has seen her work across many areas of the food hospitality industry. Her professional culinary career includes cooking schools, event catering and restaurant management. She loves to spoil her guests with local farm-to-plate fare in the true Southern Highlands style and introduce them to local growers and providores.
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