The George is the first pub that Gil has ever run but like all businesses, there are certain rules to go by to ensure their success. Gil has been applying those rules since taking over The George in 2006 and the success of that has been acknowledged through The George's numerous awards over that time. Both Gil & Colleen have strived to create an environment at The George which lends itself to all ages and groups which, coincidentally, is exactly what the traditonal "English Pub" does.
Meet Our Staff
After 4 years of working with the team to build up the The George, Colleen decided that it was time to take a step back and concentrate on her art. But she has not dissapeared completely and is regularly seen lugging tables through the crowd to seat customers and generally making sure that things are working smoothly.
Colleen has put in a lot of hard work since taking over The George in 2006 and she is the one responsible for all the personal touches such as flowers and wall art throughout the pub. Her input is still sought by all staff...
Leigh is the ‘dad’ of the kitchen and came to us a year and a half ago with a wealth of local and international experience. Between the 2 of them, Leigh and Aaron share the responsibility of running the kitchen and, would you believe, get along famously together – a rare occurrence in a kitchen but both of them are very approachable individuals and are primarily concerned with putting out great product and ensuring that every customer is happy with what’s on their plate.
Mike has been at The George well before anyone else and is a well known identity to all who have visited over the past 15 years. His jokes and musical prowess are a hit with young and old – especially with the groups of seniors that he serenades whenever they drop in – and there's been more than one offer for him to be taken home with them – but, true to his loyal record, he chooses to kick on at The George regardless of the lucrative offers of others!
Mike is the ultimate 'all-rounder' and is proficient in all areas of the running of The...
Jim retired (or thought he did) from the St George bank several years ago and has been looking after the maintenance of The George ever since. The beautiful timber furniture that you see around the pub is sanded and laquered by Jim on a never ending rotation basis but he only gets to this when he has a chance between the numerous other tasks that he undertakes every week.
He is a valuable member of staff and a down-to-earth great guy.
Kass has been with The George since December 2009. Don't let her sweet countenance deceive you. Kass is a very competent member of the bar staff and has shown herself to be a reliable and personable asset. A student at the Universityof Canberra, Kass is in her final year of Marketing and Public Relations.
Nonie has been with us since July 2008 and is the 'nanna' of the kitchen. Every day, Nonie prepares the kitchen for opening and ensures that everything is in place for the day ahead. Her many years of experience in the industry makes her a solid asset at The George.
Kevin started at The George washing dishes and studying for his Certificate III in Cookery. After 2 years he has finished his qualifications, moved out of washing dishes and has progressed to the position of Sous Chef at The George.
"Kevie" is a favourite in the kitchen as he gets along so well with everyone and is always looking to help his staff with their day to day work. The George is sponsoring Kevie's application for permanent residency in Australia and is looking to have him around for a long time.
Brooke is still at school and commutes between Canberra and Cooma to work at The George. She is a first class kitchen hand and has been working in the industry for that last 3 years. Her smile and friendly personality lights up the kitchen.
Rosie started out at The George in January 2010 doing a couple of hours to ease the load in the kitchen. Since then, she has proven to be such a reliable and competent worker that she now is constantly around backing up the cooking staff throughout the week. If you like the Guinness pies – thank Rosie because she spends a large part of her time making them just to keep up with their demand.