The hospo stars aligned when we managed to secure the services of Charlie Schultz at Otherness.
Charlie has really high calibre hospitality chops.
She started small, here in the Barossa – wine packaging, waitressing, cellar door work, gradually growing her career before becoming the Assistant Restaurant Manager at Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant.
In late 2020, an opportunity to return to the Barossa presented itself and Charlie became the Food and Beverage Manager for Appellation at the Louise, where amongst her staff, she employed wannabe wine waiter, Grant Dickson.
Charlie is all class and warmth laced with a particularly whacky vein of humour. Yes, she will make you laugh, whether it’s when serving you at table, hosting a wine tasting or crafting a delicious cocktail. Her brief has included establishing an Otherness beer list; you will encounter some delicious new foamy inclusions next time you visit.
She also has this weird thing going on with both my daughters. Mentor, rôle model, fun police. No, scrub that last one.
Charlie fits Otherness. She understands our culture, recognises our regulars and celebrates our region.
Working alongside her is a real pleasure.
Come and meet Charlie soon!
– Grant Dickson