Chef: Troy Rhoades-Brown
Restaurant: Muse, Hunter Valley and Muse Kitchen
Awards: Sydney Morning Herald‘s Good Food Guide Two Chef Hats 2015 until present, Good Food Guide One Chef Hat 2011 to 2014, The Sunday Telegraph 2019, 2018 and 2017 ‘Delicious 100 Top NSW Restaurants’, The Australian 2017, 2016 & 2015 ‘Hot 50’ Australian Restaurants.
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 the region’s pioneer of fine dining, legendary chef Robert Molines. Troy cut his teeth at Robert’s Restaurant (now Circa 1876) which was, at its peak, one of the Hunter Valley’s shining star restaurants.
The up and up of Troy Rhoades-Brown continued when he was awarded the 2005 Brett Graham Scholarship, granting him a trip and work experience at one of the UK’s most prestigious restaurants, The Ledbury.
By 2009, Troy opened Muse Restaurant, which has maintained two chef hats from 2015. Muse Kitchen, the baby sister venue of Muse Restaurant, opened in 2011. It features a creative, yet pared-back menu, and currently boasts one chefs hat. Troy and his team deliver a passionate dining experience, proudly championing the regional produce of the Hunter Valley.