If we seem friendly and obliging, that’s the wine talking.

Tom & Susan

Tom & Susan

Since leaving New Zealand and a school teaching career, Tom and Susan have notched over 35 years in hospitality and catering in London.

They have had considerable influence in promoting New Zealand food and wine in the UK. It has given them pleasure to witness the emergence of the NZ wine industry and the ensuing triumphs. They consider the high quality and consistency of the products go a long way to their success.

Susan’s passion for new food ideas keeps the menus fresh and interesting. They live in Highgate with their two cats and enjoy travel and sailing. Tom completed the Fastnet race and they both compete at Cowes each year. They sail extensively in the Mediterranean.

In 2006 Susan and Tom were awarded New Zealanders of the year for their promotion of NZ Food and Wine products in the UK. They also received the Hotel and Restaurant Magazines “Taste Challenge” award for pairing NZ Food and Wine products. Tom is also a member of the prestigious Champagne Academy.