Albert Street Food & Wine.
Changes ... Albert Street Food & Wine. Photo: Rodger Cummins

Hilary McNevin

Chef Philippa Sibley is moving on from Albert Street Food & Wine.

Sibley confirmed she has resigned as head chef of the one-hat Brunswick restaurant. Her departure follows those of front-of-house managers Stuart Brookshaw and Ruth Giffney earlier this month.

“I came to the end of my two-year contract,” says Sibley, whose second cookbook, New Classics, was published this month. “My work here is done and the kitchen team I’m handing over to are great.”

Philippa Sibley.
Philippa Sibley is leaving the restaurant. Photo: Eddie Jim

She leaves Jason Rodwell in charge of the kitchen, with sous chef Jasper Avent and pastry chef Katey Rodgers.

The diner was awarded one hat in The Age Good Food Guide 2013 and maintained it in the latest edition.

As for Sibley’s next move, Espresso believes there are plans afoot for a collaboration with Jason Jones, co-owner of cafes Friends of Mine in Richmond, Balwyn’s Snow Pony and Porgie and Mr Jones in Hawthorn, in a Melbourne CBD business.  Watch this space.