Director – Maurice Terzini
Maurice Terzini is best known for stamping his indelible mark and style on both the Sydney and Melbourne dining experience. His long history in the hospitality industry and gift for fostering lasting creative relationships have seen him establish not only some of Australia’s most iconic dining venues, but also a number of Sydney’s most recognizable events. Born to Italian parents in Melbourne, early years spent back in Italy cemented in him a love of his culture and heritage, awakening a life-long passion for Italian hospitality.
At the age of 23 Terzini opened his first venture, Caffe e Cucina on Melbourne’s then undiscovered Chapel Street, with the café radically altering perceptions and conventions around the dining scene at the time, offering high-end quality in a café setting. A string of successful hospitality ventures followed, capped by the jewel in the crown of Icebergs Dining Room and Bar on the cliffs of Bondi- opening in 2002. More than a decade on, Icebergs is still at the forefront of the Australian culinary landscape, thanks to Terzini’s gift for dreaming the big picture and executing it, often ahead of his time and breaking ground in ideas, style and locations.
Head Chef – Monty Koludrovic
Raised on the far north coast of NSW in Lismore, Byron and Bangalow, Monty Koludrovic grew-up influenced by his Russian Nona, her abundant feasts and traditional sweets. A lifelong interest in food and subsequent travels to Europe and the UK to support this enthusiasm have polished his techniques, with stints at establishments including La Trompette and The Grill Room at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
In Australia he’s been seen in the kitchens of The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay, as head chef at Becasse and re-working the menu at the Byron Bay Beach Hotel. At Icebergs we were excited to welcome Koludrovic to the team early in 2014 and to see his passion in action.
General Manager – Rachel Duffy
Rachel Duffy began waitressing at the tender age of 16 before completing a degree in management at university. She visited The Melbourne Wine Room in 1996 and was so taken by the venue that from that moment on she knew she wanted to work closely with Maurice Terzini.
Her determination and hard work were rewarded in 2005 when Duffy met Terzini at a Liquor Accord meeting and asked him for a job. The rest as they say is history and Duffy has worked with Terzini ever since- heading up Icebergs Dining Room and Bar as General Manager and partnering with Terzini and Orazio D’Elia in Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta.