Meet the Team

Lee Jones

General Manager

How long have you worked at 9th Avenue?

5 years now. I started at 9th Avenue in April 2015.

What is your favourite thing about the hospitality industry?

One could almost compare it to a theatre production. The hours of preparation, practice, the frantic and sometimes unrehearsed, the drama that happens backstage. Sometimes having to improvise. No two performances are the same. The appreciation and smiles on from you ‘audiences’ is priceless, knowing that you had a hand in make their day just that much more memorable.

What has been your best foodie memory so far?

China town, Sydney, Australia. That’s the day I fell in love with street food. From Octopus on a stick , bbq eel, roasted frog legs to Chinese toffee apple. Definitely a nostalgic foodie moment.

When did you get into the hospitality industry?

Back in 2004 a year after I matriculated, I began studying Hospitality and Hotel Management at Varsity College, and working part time at Westville Country Club.

If you could eat at one restaurant in the world which one would you choose?

The Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthal. Definitely on the top of my ‘Restaurants To Visit Bucket list’.