Chef profile - Andrew Milton
Raised in Yerong Creek Andrew Milton’s aspiration for cooking began early on, making pancakes and creating inspired dinners for his family at the age of 12. After graduating from Billabong High School in Culcairn, Milton sought opportunities to develop his own culinary career and began an apprenticeship at ‘Commercial Club’ continuing his study at ‘Tafe’ he developed and refined his culinary techniques. At age 23 Milton landed the head chef role at ‘SS&A Golf Club’ where he elevated the cuisine to delight guests and continued to update the menu seasonally. Milton then went on to explore regional Australia drawing inspiration from local produce to further define his innovative cooking style. Wanting to stay true to his roots Milton returned to Albury/Wodonga with new found confidence and the desire for a challenge. He assisted in the opening and launch of SOHO tapas bar where he inspired a gourmet style menu. Milton found his niche when he moved into the Hotel industry assuming the Head Chef position at The Hovell Tree Inn. Here he built a reputation as one of the region’s leading Chefs with a strong local following. In early 2018 Milton headed up the opening of La Tierra, a restaurant fully dedicated to exploring modern variations of the Mediterranean cuisine. Using the highest quality, local produce from the Albury/Wodonga region Milton is passionate about reinventing old style dishes and delighting guests with unique flavours and visual theatrics.