Carl-MiddletonArriving from Lilianfels Spa & Resort where he held the position of Group Executive Chef, Middleton was at the helm of award winning Darley's Restaurant in the Blue Mountains, earning a Good Food Guide Chef's Hat in 2011.

Middleton's move marks a return to Hilton for the UK chef, having worked at the Langham Hilton and London Hilton on Park Lane. Interestingly, Middleton also makes a return to Zeta Bar...albeit in Sydney, as was senior sous chef when the first ever and Zeta Bar opened at The London Hilton.

At Hilton Sydney, Middleton is responsible for hotel dining including Hilton breakfast at glass brasserie, Zeta Bar, Marble Bar, Caffe Cino, in-room dining and events; with 4000 sq/m of events space over four dedicated levels and a combined capacity for 3000 delegates, Hilton Sydney is the largest hotel based conferencing and events space in Sydney, attracting national and international clients.

Carl Middleton, executive chef, Hilton Sydney, said, "It is incredibly exciting to arrive at Hilton Sydney and have the potential to apply my style and experience on such an exceptionally diverse property. I will source excellent produce, bring a unique individuality to our banqueting and events offering, deliver food in our bars that matches our fantastic drinks and drive Caffe Cino even further forwards to be one of the best cafes in Sydney.

"It is also particularly poignant to be coming back to Zeta Bar - its reputation here at Hilton Sydney is second to none and I am excited to work with such a progressive cocktail bar once again.

"I am getting to know the entire Hilton Sydney team and am eager to brainstorm ideas together utilising our wide range of skills and experience and lead them forwards to provide unforgettable dining experiences for our guests."

Prior to Lilianfels, Middleton was Executive Chef at the Four Seasons in Sydney where he oversaw all hotel dining as well as the hotel's signature restaurant, Kable's. Middleton has also worked at the three hatted Quay restaurant in Sydney as senior sous chef.

Hilton Sydney, with 577 rooms and suites, sets the standard with a diverse range of food and beverage outlets and in room dining. Guests can sample two stylish and distinctive bars in the progressive, sleek cocktail bar, Zeta Bar and the iconic, Victorian live music hub, Marble Bar.