Damian Heads

Damian Heads

Title
Executive Chef

Pony Lounge & Dining

Shop 14-15, The Rocks Centre
Argyle Street (Cnr Kendall Lane)
The Rocks NSW 2000

Brisbane born Damian started his career in the kitchens at the Brisbane Hilton. He stayed just long enough to complete his apprenticeship, the day after Damian finished his apprenticeship he was on a plane to Europe, with his knives packed in his backpack.

By January 2000, he was back in Sydney, as Sauce Chef at the Bennelong Restaurant at the Sydney Opera House.

In mid 2001 he moved to Milsons as Chef de Partie, and the next year he was awarded the Josephine Pignolet Award for Best Young Chef.

In 2003 he opened the very popular Garfish, before embarking on a six month study trip (as part of his prize for the Josephine Pignolet Award) through Europe and the United Kingdom, visiting a wide variety of restaurants and meeting with some of the world’s best Chefs.

On returning to Australia early 2005 Damian took the role of Head Chef at Fuel Bistro, Surry Hills, and Sydney.

One year on Damian has joined forces with synonymous architect Michael McCann (architect best known for Flying Fish, Mu Shu, Whitewater, and many more) in his latest project Pony, situated in The Rocks on the doorstep of Sydney Harbour. Pony is a restaurant which is no doubt as unique as its name.

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