Damian Heads


Damian started his career in the kitchens at the Brisbane Hilton. Upon completing his apprenticeship Damian began his travels to Europe. Amid travelling Damian worked at Bank, one of London’s hippest restaurants and Marriott County Hall. Whilst there, Damian competed in the prestigious cooking competition, the Academie Culinaire de France, and was one of just two finalists from South East England.

In 2000 Damian moved back to Sydney and worked at Bennelong Restaurant in the Sydney Opera House and then Milsons. In 2002 he was awarded the Josephine Pignolet Award for Best Young Chef. In 2005 Damian joined Pony and is now their head chef. He is also a regular chef on Channel 10s “Ready, Steady, Cook”.