Thomas Damm

Thomas Damm 2018-06-27T10:58:53+11:00

Thomas Damm’s journey started 12 years ago in Germany. Hungry for great food he entered the world of Michelin star kitchens in Europe and learned as much as he could. His hunger, combined with a thirst for travel drove him to see what the world had to offer.

For four and a half years he gained knowledge in Germany, working at the 1 Michelin star Gut Laerchenhof and Tiger Palast. Eventually though, the call of a foreign country and adventure got too great, and he took a one way ticket to Australia.

Starting his career again in Australia he fell in love with Melbourne and it’s progressive food scene. He spent three and a half years at the legendary 2 hat Stokehouse, where he learned their modern approach to cuisine.

Thomas’ emphasis is on quality ingredients and perfect execution. He takes great pride in all aspects of his work, from taste, cleanliness, and timing, to flexibility toward different dietary requirements. His goal is to make everyone feel special and welcome.

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Testimonials for Thomas Damm

Thomas was well presented and professional in appearance and manner. He understood our requirements and worked with us to create a meal our guests would enjoy. He explained each dish he was presenting and was available to answer any questions. He also cleaned up after himself and nothing seemed too much trouble. He knew when to interact and when to retreat which we appreciated. We had a thoroughly enjoyable night and would highly recommend his services to others.

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Darryl Morris (VIC)

Thomas and waiting staff Andrea arrived together on time, and quickly familiarised themselves with the kitchen. Food and service were impeccable, and Thomas explained each dish and was happy to chat about them, and his experience. Both of them served as was necessary, and cleaned up as they went along, which left very little to do at the end of the evening.

All in all, everyone had a wonderful evening, and for the hosts, a first time not being stuck in the kitchen with guests at dinner!

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Andrew (VIC)

Thomas was very personable and accommodating and matched up my plate sets very well with the courses.

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Jodie Daniels (VIC)

Thomas was absolutely fantastic! Not only was his food outstanding but his service, his preparation and his cleanliness was spot on. It was really important for us to have an amazing evening entertaining guests and thomas was a lot of fun to have around. Great food, lovely guy and not even a dish to clean up afterwards! My idea of a perfect night!

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Sophie Broadbent (VIC)

We were privileged to have Chef Damm cook in our kitchen and I must say, the food was spectacular, his attitude was professional and it clearly showed that he loves his work and profession. It was evident that Chef Damm has a passion for servicing people quality, well balanced and tasty food. My guests were in awe of the dishes we were presented with and I highly recommend you try his Tuna Tartare. Thanks Chef Damm and thanks to our awesome waitress Deanna who was equally professional and also fun to have along.

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Jim Marelas (VIC)

We chose the new 5 course tasting menu which was superb. We added canapés as starters which were also delicious. Chef Thomas Damm worked his way around our kitchen with no fuss and produced such 5 star quality in taste and presentation I wish we could eat like that every week! Our friends all commented on what a memorable evening it was and such a special dining experience. Chef Thomas was such a lovely person and had a passion for his cooking.

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Yvette Turner (VIC)

WOW, what an exceptional experience, i wanted something special for my wife for her 60th birthday, and this event ticked all the boxes. Thomas and Ella, arrived on time, were engaging, personable and very professional. The evening went perfectly, ten guests enjoyed awesome food and amazing service and the timing was perfect. I would recommend them to anyone looking for this type of occasion. Thomas your food was fantastic and Ella your drinks service was the best. Cheers Gary and Sue….. Footnote: Sue said, “Gary this was one of the best nights i have ever had”.

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Gary Hidges (VIC)

Thomas was amazing, he was highly engaging, the food was amazing and we would absolutely use his services again. The whole party thought the same and it was a total success.

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Louise Guminski (VIC)

Thomas was lovely from the moment he stepped into our home.
Food was amazing. Well organised and happy to have our meals ready for when it suited us.

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ilona (VIC)

Food was amazing and the chef was very friendly. The Chef explained to all the guests the ingredients used for each dish and made everyone very comfortable on the night

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Gary Cheung (VIC)
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