Meet the Staff

HAYNES BAR AND GRILL

Meet the staff

Rob - Venue Manager

How long have you been working in hospitality? 26 years.

What’s your favourite food? Lamb.

What’s your favourite dish? Rack of lamb over new potatoes tossed in fresh herbs with seasonal vegetables with a red wine jus.

What’s your favourite drink? Wine – Peel Estate Old Vine 2009.

What’s the best meal at Haynes Bar and Grill? The $15 chicken parmi.

What’s your background? Born in New Zealand, moved to Australia in 2012, I’ve worked in pubs, fine dining and five star hotels in the UK, USA and Wellington.

Yvonne - Assistant Venue Manager

How long have you been working in hospitality? 12 years.

What’s your favourite food? I love anything with chicken and not too spicy.

What’s your favourite dish? Homemade chicken pie and casserole.

What’s your favourite drink? Vodka and orange.

What’s the best meal at Haynes Bar and Grill? Fajitas and chicken fettuccine.

What’s your background? I am from Germany and came over to Australia in 1999. I have three sisters, four nephews and two nieces. My dad moved to Spain a few years ago and my mum and sisters live in Germany. I have two sons and recently got engaged after twenty years. 

Joe - Head Chef

How long have you been working in hospitality? Since I was 14 (24 years). 

What’s your favourite food? Pork and lamb.

What’s your favourite dish? Braised pork with eel (grandma’s recipe). 

What’s your favourite drink? Rum and Coke. 

What’s the best meal at Haynes Bar and Grill? Pork belly. 

What’s your background? I am from Madagascar and lived in Bali for 13 years, in Darwin for ten years, and have lived in Perth for 13 years. My work background is quite diverse – I have worked in pubs, on the mines and in fine dining. 

Chris - Bottle Shop Manager

How long have you been working in hospitality? 20 years.

What’s your favourite food? There’s nothing like a plate of meat – give me a medium to well done rump every day.

What’s your favourite dish? Rump steak with mushroom sauce.

What’s your favourite drink? I make my own brew and it’s pretty good.

What’s the best meal at Haynes Bar and Grill? The rump steak.

What’s your background? Bottle shop and bars for more than 20 years. I can pour a beer if I need to and I could jump in the kitchen and cook.

Liam - Duty Manager

How long have you been working in hospitality? I have worked in the hospitality business for 11 years. 

What’s your favourite food? Steak, chips and salad. 

What’s your favourite dish? Steak, chips and salad with a garlic or mushroom sauce. 

What’s your favourite drink? I am a lover of ale – the stronger the better! Also a cold pint of Guinness. 

What’s the best meal at Haynes Bar and Grill? The steaks here are very good. 

What’s your background? I am an Englishman and despite my broad northern accent I have lived in WA for 17 years. I am a brick paver by trade but I’ve worked in logistics, warehousing, mental health, youth work, worked with children with learning difficulties, teacher’s assistant, liquor store management, bar management, venue operations. 

Brodie - Bar Supervisor

How long have you been working in hospitality for? I started bar work when I was 18 as a second job.

What’s your favourite food? I can’t go past a picky plate! Meats, cheeses and antipasto – yum!

What’s your favourite dish? Roast dinner or a spicy green curry.

What’s your favourite drink? I’m a gin drinker – try the Blushing Brodie next time you’re in.

What’s the best meal at Haynes Bar and Grill? I love me a chicken salad.

What’s your background? I grew up locally and I’m a hairdresser by trade. I fell in love with bar work due the the social environment. I’m married with three kids and I love cooking, camping and the beach.