Sean and Madeline have owned and operated Stronechrubie Restaurant and Accommodation since 2005.
Sean trained in Australia as a chef and has worked in many restaurants over the years, he is absolutely passionate about food and serving the best produce possible. Sean has won 11 Beef and Lamb Excellence awards, one every year since being at Stronechrubie.
When Sean isn’t cooking, gardening and doing the many other jobs to do around the place, he enjoys hunting, fishing & diving.
Originally from Christchurch, Madeline has been working in hospitality since leaving school and loves interacting with customers. She manages both the a la carte restaurant and also the Bistro as well as looking after the functions.
Madeline and Sean have 3 school age daughters who keep them busy in their “spare” time.
You will also come across ‘Schrubie’ on your visit to Stronechrubie. Our gorgeous 11 year old German Shepherd/Huntaway has become very well known to guests. Usually she will be on the couch in reception to greet customers as they arrive, and then will spend her day wandering around visiting.