Welcome to Mount Lofty House

The bigger the dream the more important the team.

The Mount Lofty House Team

Striving to always be a step ahead.

For us Mount Lofty House is more than just a hotel. More than a job or a nice, prestigious location. We are and feel like a family where the estate is our home we welcome you in. All we do is out of passion and awe towards you and our manor. We want you to experience the location's uniqueness and beauty in every single detail. This is why we are here, doing what we love.

General Manager

Jesse Kornoff

At age 4 I signed my first contract with my mother to pack away my spaceship in the lounge room every day and from that day forwards I have always loved finding win win situations. After studying law, commerce and hospitality, I spent the next twenty years working at leading five star resorts, boutique retreats and city hotels throughout Australia and New Zealand. I believe that the difference in a good experience and an amazing one comes down to the people you interact with and the fine details.

Headchef HVR

Jin Choi

Jin began his culinary journey in Korea before starting a new life here in Australia. Over the past ten years Jin has worked at some of the best restaurants in the country as Sous Chef including The Bridge Room, Magill Estate and Momofuku Seibo. All three restaurants were awarded 3 Hats and rank in the top 15 restaurants in the country in the Gourmet Traveller Top 100. He was also invited to work at Noma Australia’s Sydney pop-up.

Restaurant Manager

Ivan Gasparini

Originally from Venice, Ivan started his hospitality career in some of the most well know restaurants/hotels in Venice (Hotel Danieli and Cipriani) before moving to London where we worked under celebrity Michelin starred chef Giorgio Locatelli and eventually became restaurant manager at the Soho House group. After this, Ivan became manger at at the world famous Atlantis the Palm in Dubai and three years later helped to open one of Dubai's finest steakhouses with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. To expand his knowledge he moved to Hong Kong in 2015 to be part of the opening team of Portehouse Steakhouse. Here he met chef Stanley Wong under who he became the opening manager of the Eastside Kitchen and Bar in Sydney in 2017.

Wedding Sales Manager

Rebekkah Ramsay

Warm-hearted, passionate and with great attention to detail, Rebekkah has extensive experience in hospitality and expertise in the delivery of events which she has applied worldwide. Returning from London a year ago, it has been her privilege to work with people from all over the world, each with their different stories to tell. This experience has inspired her and helped to shape her into the person she is today. Rebekkah is excited about the opportunity to help couples create one of their most treasured memories in her role as Wedding Sales Manager.

Wedding Coordinator

Michelle Buckley

With her bubbly personality and over 19 years experience in 5 star hotels, Michelle knows what it takes to create an exceptional, flawless experience for her wedding couples. And her love for communication and perfection will leave you relaxed and rest assured, that your day will be the day of your dreams.

Conference & Functions Manager

Amanda Green

Having grown up in a family that knew how to throw an impromptu party, Amanda was always drawn to a career in hospitality. Before she joined us at Mount Lofty House she worked in the wine industry in supply and even brokered wine. Amanda's experience, her creativity and her life long love for vibrant and stimulating gatherings allow her to see your vision and help you achieve your goals.

Conference & Functions Coordinator

Lauren Modra

I believe that being organised is the key to success, in fact I get a lot of satisfaction about organizing everything in my life. That is why my position as Conference & Functions Coordinator, where I am continuously organising successful events, gives me so much joy. After working in many areas of business I fell in love with the buzz and excitement of event management and I want my guests feel the same excitement and buzz that I feel every single time.

Business Development Manager

Fenella Kornoff

Fenella has a positive, can-do attitude that makes you feel at ease that everything will go to plan. Nothing is too hard for our enthusiastic, joyful Kiwi. Fenella loves being part of our conference & events team and having been with Mount Lofty House for over three years now means she most definitely knows her way around.

Executive Chef

Danny Miller

Having grown up in Adelaide and having spent 30 years travelling around Australia, Coastal and Pacific Islands, Danny has spent 19 years as an Executive Chef with an intimate knowledge of both local and international cuisine. His work in exclusive luxury resorts from Bedarra Island to grand tourist destinations like Skyline in Queenstown, NZ, and establishing catering for the Commonwealth Games, his delivery of exquisite event catering is impeccable.