SIMON Arkless’s stellar career started in London at renowned restaurants Bibendum and Oxo Tower Restaurant, where he was made head chef at the age of 28.

Since his move to Australia in 2002, his CV includes Treasury Restaurant, The Elbow Room, Prince of Wales St Kilda, Comme and most recently Chester White in Hawthorn, Melbourne.

Arkless says “Our tree change was motivated through finding a place for my wife Cait, and our young family to thrive. North East Victorian’s dynamic wine and food scene seems like a perfect fit. It will be great to be involved in a business that is vibrant and holds similar beliefs in creating beautiful dishes from the regions quality produce”.

All Saints Estate CEO Eliza Brown says “Having a chef of Simon’s calibre is extremely exciting for us all at All Saints Estate and St Leonards Vineyard. Our  business is growing quickly, and we need to meet the needs of the most discerning wine and food customers”.

Brown also says “I envisage that North-East Victoria will be the pre-eminent regional wine and food destination for travellers over the next 10 years, we need talented people in the region like Simon Arkless to join us on our gastronomic journey”.

Simon Arkless commences at All Saints Estate on 29th of August 2012.