“We are so proud of our dedicated and talented team at Catalina.
We couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work and commitment
in delivering what we believe to be, the best dining experience in Sydney.”

- Michael, Judy, James and Kate McMahon


Executive Chef, Mark Axisa

Completing his cookery apprenticeship at Catalina, Mark has worked his way through all areas in the Catalina kitchen over the past 12 years. 

In November 2015 Mark accepted the position of Executive Chef. 
Mark's long association with and experience at Catalina ensures continuity and his passion is reflected in some exciting new dishes alongside the Catalina favourites.



Head Chef, Alan O’Keeffe

After studying hospitality and tourism in his hometown of Dublin, Alan
completed his cookery apprenticeship at the famous 5 star Merrion Hotel.

Following 7 years with us at Catalina, Alan recently accepted the position of
Head Chef. His passion for traditional French cuisine can be seen in a
variety of our popular a la carte dishes.

Alan enjoys working with our long standing suppliers to ensure
we are consistently getting the best possible ingredients,
the key component to every dish at Catalina.


Head Pastry Chef, Berny Osorio

Berny has worked with us from the very beginning with shorts stints away;
working abroad in Tokyo and mentoring pastry students.

Berny creates seasonal, contemporary desserts with a traditional twist. 
The dessert menu reflects her endless love of working with seasonal fruits,
different textures and colour. 

A must-try on and Berny’s personal favourite is the caramelised fig with bitter caramel mousse, brik pastry and sugared pistachio.


Head Sommelier, Andrew de Vries

As Head Sommelier, Andrew de Vries has the stewardship of Catalina's comprehensive fine wine list.

Andrew was trained at Catalina, has worked on the Catalina floor for many years, and became assistant Sommelier in early 2011. He brings a real enthusiasm to the position, and has passion, and a wealth of experience and knowledge about wine and wine service. 

The list currently carries more than 800 wines, representing Old and New World, with a minimum of 30 wines available by the glass.
Consistently awarded the highest rating of 3 goblets, in Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards 2008 – 2015.



Since opening our doors 21 years ago, Catalina has consistently maintained the reputation as being one of Australia’s great fine dining destination restaurants.

We are always interested in hearing from experienced candidates who are enthusiastic, self-motivated and like us, are passionate about impeccable service, amazing food and great wine.

If you are interested in joining our supportive and dynamic team, please forward your résumé to [email protected]