The Team at Astra

Rosy Seaton - Astra
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Rosy Seaton

Proprietor of Astra Lodge

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Tom & Sally Simpson

General Managers of Astra Falls Creek

Tom along with his wife Sally, have been with Astra since its rebirth in 2015.

After living and working in Canada, they decided to return to Australia and reside in the picturesque Falls Creek where they are raising their sons Bobby and Archie.

Sally, originally from Albury and Tom from Bottesford, England welcome you to a place that is both remarkable and unique. Together they strive to create a retreat that satisfies all desires!

Tom Simpson and Sally Simpson - Team at Astra
Janis Mallet - Astra Head Chef
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Janis Mallet

Head Chef

A word from our new Head Chef, Janis Mallet.

Hello my name is Janis Mallet,

I am a young French chef and recently arrived in Australia. I started my culinary journey in France where my passion for cooking originated from my mother.

It was from her that I learned to seek the pleasure in tasting the food and to respect each season’s natural, fresh produce.

I started cooking in my native region of Southern France and then moved to Paris where I was working at Maison Prunier—one of the finest seafood restaurants in Paris.

From there I journeyed to Chateau Mazan, where I remained as Sous Chef for six years under the watchful eye of Head Chef Yann Foucher. 

I am happy to be in this beautiful country, seeing the huge potential and opportunity to use many beautiful products. I’ll wait for you at Astra Falls Creek to share the good times.

—Janis Mallet


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Toby Burrowes

Astra’s Featured Chef from Elystan Street, London

Toby will be back in Astra Kitchen to work along side Janis from Tuesday 31st July to Thursday 9th August 2018.

Taking bookings now, call 03 5758 3496 to secure this incredible culinary experience.

Toby Burrowes - Astra Chef profile
Erin Atkins - Astra Restaurant Manager
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Erin Atkins

Astra‘s Restaurant Manager

Erin, born and raised in Victoria is back in Falls Creek for her 5th season and is bringing to Astra 10 years of hospitality experience and prides herself on creating a warm welcoming experience.

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Dummer Gonzalez

Astra Bar Manager

As most people call him simply as G, G has worked his magic all over the world and brings back to Astra for a second season his talent, knowledge and flare.

Dummer Gonzalez - Astra Bar Manager
Luis Buchan - Astra's Sommelier
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Luis Buchan

Astra’s Sommelier

Back for his second season here in Astra, Luis. Born in Mexico City brings to Astra’s world class wine cellar a BA degree in Gastronomy and diploma in wines. He likes everything about wines, from tasting to walking amongst the vines.

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Bryan Seaton

Head of Astra Transportation

Bryan, born and raised in Albury has joined the Astra team to provide a private transport option for our guests. Driving the new Mercedes Benz V Class from either Melbourne or Albury airport for not only convenience but for comfort and great conversation! Head to our ‘Location’ section and find out more about this fantastic service.

Bryan Seaton- Head of Astra Transportation