We pride ourselves on excellence, both in the kitchen and on the floor.
Christian Ryan – Chef/Owner
Aloft’s kitchen is run by Tasmanian born and bred Christian Ryan who started his career in Hobart then moved to Melbourne to work at Taxi Dining Room. Christian went on to work internationally for Gordon Ramsay as part of the team that reopened the prestigious Savoy Grill. Since returning to Tasmania, he’s worked at The Source at Mona and as Head Chef at Property: of Pilgrim.
Heiki Stanley – Maître d’/Owner
After six years working in almost every department at Mona, Heiki left to take up the role of floor manager at Property: of Pilgrim alongside Christian Ryan. She now heads Aloft’s front-of-house managing Media and Accounts.
Madeleine Paske – Restaurant Manager
Madeleine spent the past four years honing her hospitality skills at Mona’s fine-dining restaurant The Source. She’s passionate about providing an exceptional dining experience.
Vicki Brewer – Sommelier
Vicki joins the Aloft team from Melbourne having worked as a Sommelier at Taxi Dining Room, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Woodland House, Smalls Wine Bar and Park St Dining. Bringing with her a wealth of knowledge through completion of WSET 3 and WSET 4 Diploma, and time spent in London, Scotland, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain visiting distilleries and wineries.
Behind The Scenes
Aloft would not have been possible without the knowledge and support of co-owner William Priestley, and the huge amount of advice, support and generosity from co-owners Paul McCartney and Asha Ram.