Daryl Hocking

Born and raised in Adelaide, but also spending some time in Melbourne and country Victoria, Daryl has had a huge range of experience across all levels of the hospitality industry. Originally starting in the kitchen as short order cook, he decided to move into front of house after wanting to emulate Tom Cruise in his film “Cocktail”. From there Daryl worked in restaurants, hotels, function centres, pubs and coffee shops until he joined Windy Point on recommendation from the Playford Hotel, working his way from waiter to Cafe Manager and then to Venue Manager. Cooking is still a favourite past time, and he lives by the motto of “good food, good wine and good company”. Daryl can also be found admiring and dreaming about classic cars, in particular the classic Ford Mustang.




Windy Point Restaurant and Cafe