After a decade at the stoves of Appellation, further expanding on the restaurant’s Barossa growers story, executive chef Ryan Edwards is handing over the reins of one hatted Appellation to Daniel Murphy.
Daniel, a 30-year old born and bred Barossan, joins Appellation after opening St Hugo Restaurant with Mark McNamara, who was Appellation executive chef before Ryan Edwards. Daniel has close relationships with Barossa producers and providers, and he highlights their premium ingredients in his seasonally inspired cooking.
Prior to St Hugo, Daniel was part of the opening team at Fino Seppeltsfield and worked at Barossa restaurants Saltram and 1918. He previously honed his skills at Adelaide’s Jolley’s Boathouse for a number of years and has travelled extensively, bringing talent and experience to his new role.
“We are thrilled to welcome Daniel to the helm of Appellation,” says Jim Carreker, owner and Managing Director of The Louise. “His Barossa heritage will shine through in a creative, new interpretation of local produce paired with fine Barossa wines.”
Daniel returns to Appellation after an early stint as chef de partie with Ryan Edwards at Appellation in 2014. It was there that he met his future wife Emily Laubsch.
Both Daniel and Emily have chosen to express their refined, regional dining story in Australia’s global wine and food region of Barossa. Choosing to invest their careers and culinary vision in their regional home, further reinforces The Louise and Appellation’s overarching commitment to community and industry sustainability.
Chef Daniel will start at Appellation early August.