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Principle of Hospitality

By POH Network

Principle of Hospitality (POH) saw a gap in Australia’s hospitality industry — with a growing need to keep abreast of the latest trends and innovations, as well as the changing needs of consumers, it was clear our hospitality heroes could benefit from a stronger support network.

POH is a shared learning space where industry-only people can impart wisdom and inspire each other through storytelling, with a strong focus on facilitating collaboration. They are here to disrupt current perceptions of what the hospitality industry can achieve in today’s ever-evolving and challenging environment.

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Ep 177 - Taking NY Deli Sandwiches to a new level in Melbourne with Leor Haimes & Elliot Koren from Sauls Sandwiches
Ep 177 - Taking NY Deli Sandwiches to a new level in Melbourne with Leor Haimes & Elliot Koren from Sauls Sandwiches
Ep 177 - Taking NY Deli Sandwiches to a new level in Melbourne with Leor Haimes & Elliot Koren from Sauls Sandwiches Taking its inspiration from New York’s delis and diners, in mid-2020 our next guests Leor and Elliot opened their first Saul’s Sandwiches location in the south-eastern suburb, Carnegie, in Melbourne. Since trying them for the first time in Bentleigh (their converted former cafe Time and Place) it has been one of our go-to Sandwich venues in what is fast becoming a growing segment in the Melbourne hospitality scene. Fast forward less than two years later and they now have 3 locations with plans in place for many more, so it's great to have the two co-founders Leor and Elliot on this week's podcast. In this podcast we discuss: -How they both came into the industry and working together. -Why they focused on sandwiches. -What they have learnt about each other working together as a team. -How big they are wanting the brand will grow, and will you look to different formats. -What they are looking forward to in 2022 for themselves and the business. Please connect with Saul's Sandwiches below: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/saulssandwiches/ Website:  https://www.sauls.com.au/ Please connect with us at POH below: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/ Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/
30:53
February 24, 2022
Ep 176 - Building a high-growth hospitality procurement platform with Ben Lipschitz the MD of Food by Us
Ep 176 - Building a high-growth hospitality procurement platform with Ben Lipschitz the MD of Food by Us
Ep 176 - Building a high-growth hospitality procurement platform with Ben Lipschitz the MD of Food by Us  Ben Lipschitz is co-founder and Managing Director of FoodByUs, Australia’s largest online hospitality marketplace that connects restaurants, cafes, and caterers with hundreds of wholesale food and alcohol suppliers. In 2016 he teamed up with Gary Munitz (cofounder of Menulog) and Tim Chandler combining their expertise in hospitality and technology to launch the brand.  They have grown their team by 50% in the last 12 months and 30% growth month on month, so it was great to talk with Ben on this week’s podcast. In this podcast we discuss: -How did he come to start the business. -Why does Ben believe venues have not focused on their supply chain until now. -Does the team find that venues that use Food By Us move between suppliers often or stay loyal to those they first choice. -With a brand that is growing so quickly as theirs, how have they been able to get the best talent in such a tight market. -What is the brand focusing on in 2022, and are there any new updates in the pipeline. Please connect with Food By Us here- Website:  https://www.foodbyus.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodbyus.au/ Please connect with us here at POH-  POH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/ POH Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/
27:04
February 17, 2022
Ep 175 - From making noodles to the best modern Chinese restaurant in Melbourne with Sheng Fang from Ruyi Modern Chinese
Ep 175 - From making noodles to the best modern Chinese restaurant in Melbourne with Sheng Fang from Ruyi Modern Chinese
Ep 175 - From making noodles to the best modern Chinese restaurant in Melbourne with Sheng Fang from Ruyi Modern Chinese  Tucked away in a Melbourne laneway is a relaxed fine dining restaurant. For 8 years, RuYi Modern Chinese has perfected the balance between traditional Chinese cuisine with an elevated dining experience that people adore. RuYi is a Chinese spiritual object, passed down through generations. It is said to bring good fortune and make everything in life ‘as you wish’. They have only one wish for those dining with them; that they may find a sense of comfort and joy in this simplest of past times, so I feel very fortunate to sit down with the founder today Sheng Fang in this week’s episode. In this episode we talk about Sheng started out as an early tech pioneer before starting the amazing venue that is Ruyi, how he learnt his hospitality skills from his team and created an environment where people felt respected and believed in his vision for quality and high-end dining, and how he feels technology will support his restaurant and the industry moving forward. Please connect with Ruyi below- Website:  https://www.ruyi.com.au/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ruyimelbourne/ Please connect with us at POH below- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
34:59
February 10, 2022
Ep 174 - Sharing Italian heritage through a true love for pasta making with Piera and Federica from Piera Pasta Fresca
Ep 174 - Sharing Italian heritage through a true love for pasta making with Piera and Federica from Piera Pasta Fresca
Ep 174 - Sharing Italian heritage through a true love for pasta making with Piera and Federica from Piera Pasta Fresca Piera Pasta Fresca is a pasta business supplying Fresh Pasta to restaurants and individuals all around Melbourne.  Their founder Piera aims to share her Bolognese roots with the Australian community, through her love for Pasta Having arrived in Australia with her husband in 2010 on Valentines Day she realised that her love for making pasta was undeniable. She is now one of the most well-known pasta makers in Melbourne and her dream of starting her own pasta business finally came true last year. Welcome to the program, Piera Pagnoni and Federica Tassini the sales and operations manager on this week's podcast.   In this podcast we talk about how the business started in February 2020 and has only gone to another level, how to produce the best pasta using the simplest methods, Piera's thoughts on apprenticeships in hospitality, and how they have built a secret pasta club supplying some of Victoria's best venues. Please connect with PPF below- PPF Website:  https://pierapastafresca.com.au/ PPF Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pierapastafresca/ PPF Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/pierapastafresca/ Please connect with us at POH below- POH Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/ POH Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
01:05:42
February 03, 2022
Ep 173 - POH Summer Series 6/6 - Building an artisan food brand that genuinely cares for its producers with Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey
Ep 173 - POH Summer Series 6/6 - Building an artisan food brand that genuinely cares for its producers with Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey
Ep 173 - POH Summer Series 6/6 - Building an artisan food brand that genuinely cares for its producers with Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey Gippsland Jersey does things differently, sourcing milk from smaller, family farms with incredible dairy farmers paying farmers a fair price for what they produce. By sidestepping large milk processors and value-adding already premium jersey local milk, they ensure a healthy wage for farmers and a clear choice for consumers, which is great news for everyone. In recent times their quality and service have been noticed by some of the best hospitality venues including Gimlet, three blue ducks and Attica, so it’s an honour to talk to their co-founder and director Sallie Jones. In this podcast, we talk about why Sallie started the brand the honour her father, the difference in how they treated and pay their primary producers, and how she keeps such a fun and engaging brand with a fantastic staff culture. You can connect with Gippsland Jersey here: Website: https://gippslandjersey.com.au/ Insta:  https://www.instagram.com/gippslandjersey/ Please connect with us here at POH here: Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/ Insta:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
48:31
January 27, 2022
Ep 172 - POH Summer Series 5/6 - How to deliver a better and sustainable industry with Kirsty Chiaplias from Babajan
Ep 172 - POH Summer Series 5/6 - How to deliver a better and sustainable industry with Kirsty Chiaplias from Babajan
Ep 172 - POH Summer Series 5/6 -  How to deliver a better and sustainable industry with Kirsty Chiaplias from Babajan Babajan is a respectful term for an elderly, kind man and is the result of this desire is something our next guest and Middle Eastern speciality chef Kirsty Chaipilas hasn’t looked back since the café opened in 2016 on Nicholson Street in Carlton North. Kirsty has a Greek background and more than 20 years of experience in professional kitchens, including working for Gordon Ramsay, so I am delighted to talk with her today with what I know is one of the most inspirational and leading cafe, bakery and fresh-food general stores in the country. In this podcast we chat about how the changes she made has made a sustainable business, the power of hospitality in her community, and the challenges around employing and skilling our chefs, cooks and greater staff.  We are very open and honest in this podcast and appreciate Kirsty's rawness and humility, she is an absolute gun! Please check out Babajan below-  Website:  https://www.babajan.com.au/ Please follow us here at POH as well:   Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
52:54
January 20, 2022
Ep 171 - POH Summer Series 4/6 - Matt Whiley from RE- on how he is developing the world's first no-waste bar in Sydney
Ep 171 - POH Summer Series 4/6 - Matt Whiley from RE- on how he is developing the world's first no-waste bar in Sydney
Ep 171 - POH Summer Series 4/6 - Matt Whiley from RE- on how he is developing the world's first no-waste bar in Sydney  RE-, the world’s first permanent no-waste bar, is now open in the newly-restored South Eveleigh precinct. An inspiring collaboration between hospitality heavyweights Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar; CicciaBella), RE- is a bar built from the ground up to be one of the world’s best, with the kind of drinks program Whiley has made a global name on, supported by Terzini’s signature tone and style. Whiley’s pioneering ethos first brought to life at Scout, brought a sharp focus to local ingredients and sustainability, leading the way with drinks that preference innovation and taste while minimising waste.  At RE-, Whiley is pushing that to its limits, interrogating everything from the materials and glassware, to the light fittings, ingredients and garnishes, through to what goes in the bin. The result is an approach to waste that is world-leading, with every facet of the bar considered from the lens of sustainability. Whiley’s ultimate ambition is for RE- to be the driver of a global movement that reframes how bars talk about and act on, sustainability and waste. More than anything, he wants to demonstrate how sustainability, flavour and enjoyment can, and should, go together.  In this podcast we talk about how Matt and his team are standing up this bar to make sure that is focused purely on sustainability, how they have built the supply chain, and how they are building a collaboration with Sydney bars to share the learnings of what will be one of the most extraordinary bars in this country.  Check out all the news about RE Bar here- Website:  https://wearere.com.au/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/_wearere/ Please connect with us here at POH as always- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
39:23
January 13, 2022
Ep 170 - POH Summer Series 3/6 - Providing culture on a daily basis to energise the city with Andrew Joy from Carlton Wine Room
Ep 170 - POH Summer Series 3/6 - Providing culture on a daily basis to energise the city with Andrew Joy from Carlton Wine Room
Ep 170 - POH Summer Series 3/6 - Providing culture on a daily basis to energise the city with Andrew Joy from Carlton Wine Room Carlton Wine Room occupies a treasured corner in the old part of Carlton in Faraday Street.  CWR is a classic bistro influence, with a respect for the changing seasons balanced with what their suppliers are offering to culminate in comforting dishes that work with wine. They have distinct dining spaces over three levels that are linked by a common offering: solid informed service and good times. In this podcast we talk with Andy about how he and Trav took over the venue with grace and humbleness, how he feels more connected to the industry out of the challenges of last year, and how we can build a positive culture into our industry. As our heading suggests, venues like CWR deliver culture to our community and this is something that comes through on this podcast with Andy, and we hope you really enjoy it. Please connect with CWR below: http://thecarltonwineroom.com.au/ Please connect with us here at POH: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
58:60
January 06, 2022
Ep 169 - POH Summer Series 2/6 - How Julien Moussi has grown Only Hospitality Group from a Coffee Cart to a cafe brand, roastery, and bakery group
Ep 169 - POH Summer Series 2/6 - How Julien Moussi has grown Only Hospitality Group from a Coffee Cart to a cafe brand, roastery, and bakery group
Ep 169 - POH Summer Series 2/6 - How Julien Moussi has grown Only Hospitality Group from a Coffee Cart to a cafe brand, roastery, and bakery group  Only Hospitality Group is a hospitality group based out of Melbourne, Victoria. Coming from humble beginnings, it all began with Director Julien Moussi rolling out the coffee cart to local football matches, with the aim of saving enough capital to start up his own café in Fitzroy. Fast forward 9 years and the group has expanded to consist of 21 venues, as well as our very own Coffee Roastery called Inglewood Coffee.  Driven by a passion for design and architecture, Only Hospitality prides itself on creating hospitality spaces that are welcoming, comfortable and memorable for both our customers and employees. This ideology is highlighted across all venues, with Bentwood Fitzroy, Stanley Mount Waverley and Glovers Station in Elsternwick being prime examples.  Despite the overwhelming success, the ambition and drive that Julien initially had for hospitality have only grown throughout his time as Director of Only Hospitality Group. So much so that this year he is striving to open an unprecedented 15 stores, a goal that is shared by many of those around him. In this podcast, we discuss how Julien has grown this empire into one that cares so much about the team and it's guests, and how he and his team continue to open venues that are unique and exciting.  Please connect with Only Hospitality Group here- Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/only-hospitality-group/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/onlyhospitality_group/ Please connect with us here at POH as always- Website:    https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
36:50
December 30, 2021
Ep 168 - POH Summer Series 1/6 - How Melbourne coffee venues act more like restaurants with Leon Kennedy the GM from Proud Mary Coffee
Ep 168 - POH Summer Series 1/6 - How Melbourne coffee venues act more like restaurants with Leon Kennedy the GM from Proud Mary Coffee
Ep 168 - POH Summer Series 1/6 - How Melbourne coffee venues act more like restaurants with Leon Kennedy the GM from Proud Mary Coffee Proud Mary Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster, café, coffee educator and retailer based in Melbourne, Australia and Portland, Oregon USA.  They pride themselves on exceptional coffee, and direct involvement with the farmers and families that produce their coffee, and as they say, the farmers are the true rock stars of coffee, the story starts with the producer Leon Kennedy is the General Manager here in Australia and it is an honour to be sitting here in Proud Mary HQ in Collingwood, Melbourne so he can share his story.  In this podcast we talk about how he opened his first coffee venue and sold it at it's peak performance, his chance meeting with the founder of Proud Mary Nolan Hirte, and how they find the amazing producers for their coffee.  Connect with Proud Mary Coffee below- Website:  https://www.proudmarycoffee.com.au/   As always find out more about POH below- Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
01:18:15
December 23, 2021
Ep 167 - An Overview of the Weeks Ahead for the Summer Series with Shaun and Sash
Ep 167 - An Overview of the Weeks Ahead for the Summer Series with Shaun and Sash
Ep 167 - An Overview of the Weeks Ahead for the Summer Series with Shaun and Sash  In this week's podcast Shaun and Sash reflect on the year that was and give an overview of the podcasts that are coming up over the Summer Series over the next 6 weeks. The schedule for the Summer Series is: Week 1: Leon Kennedy from Proud Mary Coffee Week 2: Julien Moussi from Only Hospitality Group Week 3: Andrew Joy from Carlton Wine Room Week 4: Matt Whiley from RE Bar Week 5: Kirsty Chiaplias from Babajan  Week 6: Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey As always please connect with us at POH below: Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
42:58
December 16, 2021
Ep 166 - Ordermentum Panel discussion - Back to Better Business
Ep 166 - Ordermentum Panel discussion - Back to Better Business
Ep 166 - Ordermentum Panel discussion - Back to Better Business with  Adam Theobald (Ordermentum), Leon Kennedy (Proud Mary Coffee), Emma Welsh (Emma and Tom's),  Shaun de Vries (POH) The purpose of this panel is to discuss the main challenges hospitality in Australia is facing and to see if we can land on any solutions for these challenges. Additionally, we talked about the future of hospitality in a post-COVID world - especially when it comes to where, when, and how customers will frequent venues. Essentially, how will we get hospitality back to better business in 2022. Ordermentum surveyed their network of venues and suppliers to see what the main challenges and concerns are for those who work in the hospitality industry. Guest hosted by Ordermentum CEO Adam Theobald, we brought together Emma Welsh from Emma and Tom's, Leon Kennedy from Proud Mary Coffee and Shaun de Vries from Open Pantry Consulting and Principle of Hospitality. In this podcast we discuss: Staff/labour shortages. Finding and keeping staff is a massive concern right now for businesses in general Cashflow and financial pressures on businesses currently Government support factors around the country Mental health and uncertainty around the future What we have gained and lost through the lockdowns of 2020/21 This podcast was a great way for POH to wrap up the season as we go into a new year full of hopeful optimism.  We hope you enjoy the podcast and thank you so much for your support in 2021. Please connect with our guests on their businesses websites below: Ordermentum Website:  https://www.ordermentum.com/ Emma and Tom's Website:  https://emmaandtoms.com.au/ Proud Mary Coffee Website:  https://www.proudmarycoffee.com.au/ POH Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/
01:03:38
December 09, 2021
Ep 165 - Delivering great hospitality experiences over sports and fun with CEO of Signature Group James Sinclair
Ep 165 - Delivering great hospitality experiences over sports and fun with CEO of Signature Group James Sinclair
Ep 165 - Delivering great hospitality experiences over sports and fun with CEO of Signature Group James Sinclair Signature Hospitality Group is home to some of the fastest-growing brands in Australia’s sporting and hospitality landscape, including The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill and TGI Fridays (Asia Pacific). Welcoming over 3 million guests annually SHG is a fast-growing enterprise that employs over 1,250 staff across 34 locations in five different states, serving high-quality modern food & beverages. As a keen entrepreneur, our next guest James Sinclair seized the opportunity to bring the beloved sports bar and grill to Australia with both a company-owned and franchise business model, so it’s great to talk with CEO and Principal of Signature Hospitality Group on this week's podcast. In this podcast we talk about how he started the first venue for Sporting Globe, how the signature group team guided its way through Covid with having a very challenging market to keep venues trading, and the origin story of the founder of TGIF invented and shaping the first singles bar in the US and building out some of the first real cocktail programs designed for women. Please connect with Signature Groups brands below- Sporting Globe Website:  https://www.sportingglobe.com.au/ Sporting Globe Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sportingglobe/ TGIF AU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tgifridaysau/ Please connect with us here at POH below: POH Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/ POH Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
36:11
December 02, 2021
Ep 164 - Delivering Saturday dessert delight boxes with Audrey Allard from Holy Sugar
Ep 164 - Delivering Saturday dessert delight boxes with Audrey Allard from Holy Sugar
Ep 164 - Delivering Saturday dessert delight boxes with Audrey Allard from Holy Sugar  Audrey Allard grew up in Northern NSW but knew she had to leave her comfort zone and head to the big smoke to sharpen up my culinary skills and make a name for herself. In 2017 as a third-year apprentice studying my certificate 5 in Patisserie, she made a split decision to pack her car and head to Melbourne. This ranks this as one of the best decisions of my life, with the fact she ended up working in some pretty amazing restaurants such as Pt Leo Estate to Lune Croissanterie. Like many others in Melbourne 2020, she had her shifts cut short and were in desperate need to keep her mind busy, so she started baking sweets for her housemates. She truly lives and breathes desserts, so she thought why not just start her own business? Holy Sugar was created within a week,  with boxes heading out to friends from her Instagram page. It didn't take long for the word to spread and a cult following to form. Holy Sugar is a one-woman show. From recipe testing to prep, socials, packing and deliveries.  She was fortunate enough to snag a space from our great friends at Worksmith, a collaborative hospitality working space with a commercial kitchen located at the back- this is where the magic happens on a weekly basis! In this podcast we discuss how she built the brand after making the split-second decision to do so, how the business has evolved coming in and out of the Melbourne lockdowns since early 2020, and what she wants to do with the business next, including if she plans to open bricks and mortar store.  This podcast will make you want to chase your dreams too! Please connect with Holy Sugar below- Website: https://holysugar.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holysugar__/ Please connect with us at POH below- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
46:22
November 25, 2021
Ep 163 - How to boost revenue in your existing kitchen with Andrew Kang from K-Box Australia
Ep 163 - How to boost revenue in your existing kitchen with Andrew Kang from K-Box Australia
Ep 163 - How to boost revenue in your existing kitchen with Andrew Kang from K-Box Australia Kbox Australia turns underused commercial kitchen space into takeout delivery hubs.  Most restaurants only run at 60% capacity. They utilise data to identify the capacity in existing commercial kitchens, such as those found in pubs, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and even stadiums. KBox Australia is the fastest-growing company in Australia to licence virtual brands and has a full technology stack to optimise under-utilised kitchens, boosting existing kitchens and generating another revenue stream. Kbox partners with commercial kitchens that have the capacity to produce more via delivery. We provide ready-made delivery menus as virtual brands that can only be purchased via delivery platforms. In this podcast we speak with the National Sales Manager Andrew Kang about how K-Box Australia started out and the difference between dark, virtual and cloud kitchens, how he used the brand itself in his cafe, and what are the important ways to make this concept work productively and profitability in existing sites. Please connect with KBox Australia on the links below- Website: https://www.kboxaustralia.com.au/ KBox brand 'Absurd Bird' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/absurdbirdaus/ Please connect with us here at POH on the links below- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
27:55
November 18, 2021
Ep 162 - *Bonus Episode* - Drinks Adventures Podcast with Mikey Enright, Julian Train and Tim Stones from Hickson House in bringing distilling to Sydney CBD
Ep 162 - *Bonus Episode* - Drinks Adventures Podcast with Mikey Enright, Julian Train and Tim Stones from Hickson House in bringing distilling to Sydney CBD
Ep 162 - *Bonus Episode* - Drinks Adventures Podcast with  Mikey Enright, Julian Train and Tim Stones from Hickson House in bringing distilling to Sydney CBD About this special bonus podcast: Founded in 2018, Drinks Adventures is a unique podcast covering the world of alcoholic beverages with a sense of adventure and discovery.  Drinks Adventures has to date has played host to some of the world’s biggest names in wine, beer, whisky, gin, sake, cider and more. Memorable guests include actor and winemaker Sam Neill; musician and winemaker Maynard James Keenan; and techno artist and sake aficionado Richie Hawtin. Drinks Adventures is produced and hosted by renowned drinks journalist James Atkinson, a Certified Cicerone® and the only dual winner of Best Media at the Australian International Beer Awards (2017 and 2021). About this episode: The hospitality veterans have teamed up with distiller Tim Stones, most recently of Manly Spirits in Sydney.  Hickson House will be producing gins, aperitifs, whiskies and specialist spirits crafted with locally-sourced ingredients, such as native botanicals from The Loch farm in Berrima, NSW. There will be immersive, experiential tours, culminating with tastings, a spirit store and private dining experiences; with a mezzanine lounge sitting above an expansive bar, serving bespoke cocktails alongside a botanical-inspired menu. The total business covers 450 square metres with 180sqm dedicated to the bar, kitchen and mezzanine area. The space is designed by Sydney’s Steel & Stitch and Sara Mathers from the UK, working together to create a New York warehouse-style bar beside an active distillery. As you’ll hear in this episode, some of the other details are still under wraps. I did what I could to get as much info as possible for you. Now, as there are more voices in this episode than we’re accustomed to, it probably helps to tell you that Julian is the one with the Australian accent. But it’s Mikey you’ll hear from first up, giving you the background on how the project was first conceived. Please connect with Drinks Adventures Podcast here- Website: https://drinksadventures.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drinksadventures_au/ Please connect with the POH Podcast here- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
34:29
November 14, 2021
Ep 161 - How food waste is only one part of food insecurity with Bernardo Tobias from OzHarvest
Ep 161 - How food waste is only one part of food insecurity with Bernardo Tobias from OzHarvest
Ep 161 - How food waste is only one part of food insecurity with Bernardo Tobias from OzHarvest  From humble beginnings, OzHarvest has become a leading food rescue organisation on a mission to ‘Nourish our Country’ by stopping good food from going to waste and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. Their yellow vans are out and about in communities every day, collecting quality surplus food from a network of donors, including supermarkets, cafes, delis, restaurants, corporate kitchens, airlines, hotels and other food businesses. Today, OzHarvest operates nationally with offices in  Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth, and through a team of passionate volunteers in regional communities. While our guest today, Bernardo Tobias, passion for the service of others has driven much of his career progression, his time with OzHarvest has cemented both his desire to use his skills for the greatest community impact and his understanding of the level of commitment, agility and collaboration that are required to achieve positive outcomes when faced with the complex, evolving demands we see in crisis management. Bernardo is proud and very grateful to be able to drive sustainability outcomes, engagement and behavioural change across Victoria and South Australia. In this podcast we talk about the origin of OzHarvest, how they have handled the last 18 months with increased need but less supply, how they have had to purchase food for the first time in their history, the importance of understanding climate change, and how we can assist at a granular level to make a difference in food insecurity and cutting food waste. Please connect with OzHarvest on the links below- Website:  https://www.ozharvest.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ozharvest/ Please connect with us here at POH- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
01:06:14
November 11, 2021
Ep 160 - Building a consciously designed uniform brand with Molly Kent from Day Seven
Ep 160 - Building a consciously designed uniform brand with Molly Kent from Day Seven
Ep 160 -  Building a consciously designed uniform brand with Molly Kent from Day Seven In its conceptual days, designer Molly Kent founded Day Seven living in Osaka Japan, where elements of the designs of the first collection blossomed from an array of on-job observations and cultural influences. After 10 years of experience working both FOH and BOH in various hospitality venues, roles and countries, she felt a strong need for a higher concentration on staff and how workplace wellbeing, respect and enjoyment of their job can absolutely be the major factor in the success of a business. In this podcast we chat about how living in Japan helped Molly design a blueprint for the business, how it has been building the business with her own funds, what the surprising feedback she is hearing from early users of the product, and how customers are starting to react to such a beautiful and different design. Please connect with Day Seven on the links below: Website: https://dayseven.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daysevenau/ Please connect with us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
38:43
November 04, 2021
Ep 159 - Starting a third wave coffee experience in Melbourne with Fleur Studd from Market Lane Coffee
Ep 159 - Starting a third wave coffee experience in Melbourne with Fleur Studd from Market Lane Coffee
Ep 159 - Starting a third wave coffee experience in Melbourne with Fleur Studd from Market Lane Coffee  Market Lane Coffee is a boutique coffee roastery and retailer, born and based in Melbourne. They source beans from some of the best growers in the world, looking for superior coffees that are distinctive and memorable and that can stand up on their own without blending. Opening their doors in 2009 and continuing to roast in small batches, they are one of the stable Melbourne must-experience brands for locals and tourists alike, in fact, they were a very important part of me feeling comfortable in Melbourne when I first arrived, hence their focus on quality coffee and experience, so it’s a pleasure to sit down with Fleur Studd, the Director of Market Lane Coffee. In this podcast, we talk about how Fleur started in the industry by working in the UK, how the first Market Lane venue came about, and why they so passionately focus on quality and sustainability in the coffee industry.  You are interested in the third-wave coffee movement, then this one's for you. Please connect with Market Lane on the links below: Website: https://marketlane.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketlane/ Please connect with us here at POH on the links below: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
36:28
October 28, 2021
Ep 158 - How having a structured focus can assist in building your hospitality venue with Jason Williams from Proof and Company
Ep 158 - How having a structured focus can assist in building your hospitality venue with Jason Williams from Proof and Company
Ep 158 - How having a structured focus can assist in building your hospitality venue with Jason Williams from Proof and Company  From offices in five countries, Proof & Company serves the broader Asia Pacific region with their portfolio of independent spirits, cocktail ingredients, bar tools, glassware, and the team of highly regarded bartenders, having one of the most well-regarded creative teams in the cocktail and spirits community globally. Their mantra is to think independent, drink independent...so I feel very lucky to be talking to us all the way in Singapore, with Jason Williams the Head of advocacy for P&C and beverage director at house-made hospitality in Sydney. In this podcast, we speak about some of the exciting projects he has been working on in the last year, P&C’s 20-step approach to assisting hospitality businesses, and what new innovations that bars and restaurants will find the most beneficial moving forward. Please connect with Proof & Company on the links below: Website: https://proofandcompany.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proofandcompany/ Please connect with us here at POH as always: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
42:27
October 21, 2021
Ep 157 - Amplifying Asian American leaders in the Hospitality Industry with Arnold Byun from With Warm Welcome
Ep 157 - Amplifying Asian American leaders in the Hospitality Industry with Arnold Byun from With Warm Welcome
Ep 157 - Amplifying Asian American leaders in the Hospitality Industry with Arnold Byun from With Warm Welcome  Arnold Byun is a community connector, brand builder, and people person. He is the founder of With Warm Welcome and NAEMO. His purpose and passion are rooted in amplifying Asian American chefs and restaurateurs via storytelling, event activations, and creative endeavours such as podcasts, pop-ups, and products. His most recent project, NAEMO, empowers rising Korean American chefs via creative collaborations that celebrate and explore Korean cuisine and culture from a contemporary perspective so I feel privileged to have a conversation with Arnold today. In this podcast we talk about how Arnold started the With Warm Welcome podcast, how the idea for bakers box came about, how we need to do better to understand Asian culture.  This is a really important podcast, and it is the kind of podcast that I believe you will want to listen to twice to make sure you haven't missed anything. Please connect with everything Arnold is doing on the links below: Website: https://withwarmwelcome.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/withwarmwelcome/ Please connect with us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
42:12
October 14, 2021
Ep 156 - Digital Transformation in the Hospitality Industry with Paul Hadida from SevenRooms
Ep 156 - Digital Transformation in the Hospitality Industry with Paul Hadida from SevenRooms
Ep 156 - Digital Transformation in the Hospitality Industry with Paul Hadida from SevenRooms  Few industries have been hit harder by the pandemic than hospitality. As a result, operators had to think outside the box and leverage technology and resilience to continue acquiring, engaging and retaining guests. Today, the hospitality industry is evolving at a significant pace, setting new standards of innovation, personalisation and memorable guest experiences. Through technology,  venues are processing unprecedented amounts of approved data on their guests and turning that into experiences that incentivise loyalty and boost revenue, so with all that it is a pleasure to chat today with Paul Haydida the GM of SevenRooms in this week's podcast.  We spoke about the trends we are seeing in Australia’s hospitality industry today as a result of the pandemic, how to use data to build loyalty and sales, and how we are placed in regard to other countries for a tech-driven recovery. Please find our more about SevenRooms on the links below- Website:  https://sevenrooms.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sevenrooms/ Please connect with us at POH on the links below- Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
29:26
October 07, 2021
Ep 155 - Allowing Sydney's Best Food to Speak for Itself with Joshua Abulafia from Chef Prep
Ep 155 - Allowing Sydney's Best Food to Speak for Itself with Joshua Abulafia from Chef Prep
Ep 155 - Allowing Sydney's Best Food to Speak for Itself with Joshua Abulafia from Chef Prep  It was great to sit down with Joshua Abulafia, one of the co-founders of Chef Prep, in this weeks episode of the podcast and hear about how the idea was born out of their personal frustration with ready-made meals and existing meal delivery services. They grew tired of spending hours on weekends preparing our meals for the following week and we weren’t satisfied with the taste, quality or convenience of meal kit delivery services or mass manufactured ready-made meals. So they decided to take matters into their own hands and set up an online marketplace where you can order your weekly ready-made meals from premium, award-winning restaurants in Sydney for an affordable price. So today it is great to sit down with Joshua and discuss how the business started out, why building different verticals for hospitality is so important, and the value they are adding to restaurants for the long term. Please connect with Chef Prep on the links below- Website:  https://chefprep.com.au/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/chefprepfood/ As always please connect with us at POH on the links below- Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
29:45
September 30, 2021
Ep 154 - Delivery bespoke desserts that amaze and excite with Christy Tania from Glace Dessert
Ep 154 - Delivery bespoke desserts that amaze and excite with Christy Tania from Glace Dessert
Ep 154 - Delivery bespoke desserts that amaze and excite with Christy Tania from Glace Dessert This week’s Christy Tania the owner and head chef of GLACÉ Dessert Artisanal was born and bred in Melbourne and has grown to incorporate two stores with an International influence showing through its techniques. They believe in transparency throughout all of their ingredients and products, and that their continuous efforts in using only high-quality ingredients in their products yield the creation of superior dessert creations. Born in Indonesia, being trained in the classical skills of patisserie in France and settling and starting a brand in Melbourne, you will very much enjoy Christy’s story.  In this podcast we explain why ‘people eat cake because it’s Tuesday’, how Glace started out with her partner, and she ideates for her cake designs. Please connect with Glace on the links below- Website: https://www.glacedessert.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glacedessert/ Please connect with us here at POH- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
55:20
September 23, 2021
Ep 153 - Leading Melbourne's sandwich and coffee culture for over 10 years with Jackie Middleton from Earl Canteen
Ep 153 - Leading Melbourne's sandwich and coffee culture for over 10 years with Jackie Middleton from Earl Canteen
Ep 153 - Leading Melbourne's sandwich and coffee culture for over 10 years with Jackie Middleton from Earl Canteen Earl Canteen is a Melbourne staple in the CBD hospitality landscape, with 6 fantastic locations providing amazing breakfast and lunch options, as well as some of the best coffee around. They aim to create a culture where quality produce – local, seasonal vegetables and sustainable, ethically raised meats are a standard offering in this section of our industry. Earl has always been one of my favourite spots, and gave me such a great introduction to Melbourne when I first arrived here...so it was great to sit down with co-founder Jackie Middleton on this week’s episode. In this podcast we talk about how the idea for Earl Canteen came about, how the business has so successfully scaled over the years, how she and her partner Simon keep their staff engaged, and the exciting plans for the future of the brand. Please connect with the Earl Canteen on their links below- Website: https://www.earlcanteen.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earlcanteenmel/ Please connect with us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
46:04
September 16, 2021
Ep 152 - The importance of using training to deliver bespoke experiences with Zana Usher
Ep 152 - The importance of using training to deliver bespoke experiences with Zana Usher
Ep 152 - The importance of using training to deliver bespoke experiences with Zana Usher This weeks guest Zana Usher is originally from Berlin Germany and had the privilege of being born into an amazing hospitality family.  Her father was an acclaimed chef and her mother was the head of a housekeeping department at a medium-sized hotel. Zana has 25 years of knowledge and expertise in the hospitality industry around the world working with amazing brand names, such as Hilton, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, & Fig & Olive, to name but a few. Fluent in four languages, I  feel very fortunate to have her as a guest on the podcast this week as we discuss the importance of training staff in our industry properly to ensure customer experiences are consistent, how she is seeing the challenges in the US right now, and why onboarding staff appropriately is so important right now. Connect with Zana below- Website: https://www.zanadevinehospitality.com/ Connect with us here at POH below- Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
37:49
September 09, 2021
Episode 151 - Scaling one of Sydney's best groups with heart...with Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll from Applejack Hospitality
Episode 151 - Scaling one of Sydney's best groups with heart...with Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll from Applejack Hospitality
Episode 151 - Scaling one of Sydney's best groups with heart...with Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll from Applejack Hospitality  Applejack is a boutique Sydney-based hospitality group founded in 2011 by industry stalwarts Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll, who have combined experience and expertise of over 35 years in the industry. Applejack currently owns and operates eight venues across Sydney including SoCal, The Botanist, The Butler and Tap Rooms, along with their most recent purchase, renowned 100 years old Sydney pub Forrester’s in Surry Hills, which they relaunched after a major renovation and with a brand-new offering at the end of last year. Over a year later, Applejack has been challenged in having a second major lockdown happening in Sydney, but they are remaining positive about the future ahead, and the impact they can continue to make on an ever-evolving industry. In this podcast we talk about how they have managed to keep their team energised and involved in the venues, what they see the biggest challenges are coming out of the pandemic, and what they are looking forward to in the future as their group grows and evolves. Please connect with Applejack here: Website: https://applejackhospitality.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/applejack_hospitality/ Please find us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
47:36
September 02, 2021
Ep 150 - The champion bartender in Australia Evan Strove from RE Bar talks Sustainability
Ep 150 - The champion bartender in Australia Evan Strove from RE Bar talks Sustainability
Ep 150 - The champion bartender in Australia Evan Strove from RE Bar talks Sustainability Evan Stroeve is from Sydney’s acclaimed South Eveleigh bar, Re, has claimed a coveted Top 10 spot at this year’s World Class Bartender of the Year global finals and has since become the 2021 World Class Australian Bartender of the Year. Evan has always had bartending in his blood. Having grown up in Bathurst, his first job behind the bar was at one of his local pubs, Elephant & Castle Hotel, when he was 18 years old. Since moving to Sydney he has worked at some awesome venues including Shady Pines Saloon, Frankie’s Pizza, The Baxter Inn and Restaurant Hubert before joining Bulletin Place in 201. Evan currently works alongside Scout London owner, and previous podcast guest, on episode 127, Matt Whiley at Sydney’s new Re, a regenerative drinking experience pioneering a new approach to sustainable drinking. In this podcast we talk with Evan about how he got to start working with Matt Whiley at RE, his recent win as the best bartender in Australia, his thoughts on sustainability and food waste, and how bar culture is continuing to be strong through the pandemic. Please connect with Evan here: Evan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evanstroeve/ RE Bar: https://wearere.com.au/ Connect with us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
34:44
August 26, 2021
Ep 149 - The most exciting new brewery in Adelaide with Oliver Brown from Bowden Brewery
Ep 149 - The most exciting new brewery in Adelaide with Oliver Brown from Bowden Brewery
Ep 149 - The most exciting new brewery in Adelaide with Oliver Brown from Bowden Brewery The team behind NOLA Adelaide (Alex,  Joshua, Matthew, and our next guest Oliver Brown)  have joined forces with fellow brewer and beer lover, Jake Phoenix to launch Bowden Brewing. Like many brilliant ideas before it, Bowden Brewing was formed over a few beers. 6 years ago, a few mates were enjoying a few pints and thinking up how they might be able to break the mould and chase their dreams of brewing.  Bowden Brewing’s taproom features 14 taps, every one of them playing host to products made by Bowden Brewing or in collaboration with other brands. The Bowden Brewing kitchen is home to Masa, a restaurant headed by Ex - Restaurant Hubert and current Big Easy Group Executive Chef Harry Bourne. So it’s a pleasure to welcome back to the podcast Oliver Brown to chat about this great brewery. In this episode we discuss how the idea for Bowden Brewing came about, how OJ and the team have kept their team engaged and working across all their venues, and the next stage for the brand to be an even bigger player in the South Australian hospitality scene. Please find details to Bowden Brewery and The Big Easy Group below: Bowden Brewery Website:  https://bowdenbrewing.com/ TBEG Website:  https://www.thebigeasygroup.com/ Connect with us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
30:03
August 19, 2021
Ep 148 - Pioneering closed-looped beverage technology for hospitality venues with Paul Gabie from Ecospirits
Ep 148 - Pioneering closed-looped beverage technology for hospitality venues with Paul Gabie from Ecospirits
Ep 148 - Pioneering closed-looped beverage technology for hospitality venues with Paul Gabie from Ecospirits  Paul Gabie is a  spirits industry veteran and accomplished entrepreneur.  In  addition  to  leading  ecoSPIRITS,  he  is also a co-founder and director  of   Proof   &  Company, one of Asia Pacific’s leading independent  spirits  companies. During his tenure as  Proof  &  Company  CEO  from  2014 to  2021,  Proof & Company was ranked as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the Asia Pacific by the Financial Times, and developed eight offices across the region, a portfolio of leading independent spirits, and the world’s most awarded drinks consultancy. An authority on cocktail and spirits culture, Paul is regularly called upon by local, regional and international media to comment on developments in the industry, so it is a delight to have him on the podcast today. In this podcast we talk about why he built the EcoSpirits business after the success of Proof & Company, how he sees sustainability building out in hospitality venues, and the plans for rolling out the brands to different regions in the world.  EcoSpirits is great technology and we feel lucky to have a conversation with Paul on this stage of their journey. Please connect with Ecospirits and Proof & Company below: EcoSpirits website: https://ecospirits.global/ Proof and Company website: https://proofandcompany.com/ Please connect with us here at POH on the below links: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
37:51
August 12, 2021
Episode 147 - Building an Australian made equipment brand to support Australian restaurants with Ao Luu from Luus Equipment
Episode 147 - Building an Australian made equipment brand to support Australian restaurants with Ao Luu from Luus Equipment
Episode 147 - Building an Australian made equipment brand to support Australian restaurants with Ao Luu from Luus Equipment This episode's guest is from Luus Commercial Catering Equipment, which is a wholly Australian made and owned family business based in Sunshine West in Victoria and has been designing and manufacturing cooking equipment for approximately 23 years. The business began when Don Luu, the second eldest of 6 siblings built a cooker for a local Buddhist temple in their family garage. Now, Luus employs over 50 people at their purpose-built facility in Melbourne’s West and supply specialised Asian and Professional cooking equipment to dealers across Australia so it’s great to catch up with one of the family members and CEO of Luus Equipment, Ao Luu. In this podcast, we talk about why the business started and the differences in a family business, the meaning of 'lean manufacturing and how it can assist your business, and the use of symbols and having people are the forefront of what they do as a manufacturing brand.  You will learn a lot from this podcast with a great industry leader. Find out more about Luus Equipment here- Website: https://luus.com.au/ The Big Umbrella Organisation we also spoke about:  https://thebigumbrella.org/ Talk to us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://principleofhospitality.com/
43:43
August 05, 2021
Ep 146 - Elevating a cafe experience to a new level of substance with Kieran Spiteri from Terror Twilight
Ep 146 - Elevating a cafe experience to a new level of substance with Kieran Spiteri from Terror Twilight
Ep 146 - Elevating a cafe experience to a new level of substance with Kieran Spiteri from Terror Twilight  This episode's guest is the owner and operator of one of the best cafes in Melbourne, Terror Twilight.  It has been a place in which myself and my co-founder Sash from Principle Design have had many a breakfast of recent times and we have always been taken back by the amazing vibes and impressive food. Tie that in with awesome coffee and vinyl tunes and you have a space that is simply compelling and welcoming, so it's a pleasure to welcome Kieran Spiteri to the show.  In this podcast we talk about how Kieran completely changed the offering during the 1st major lockdown and how it changed the business for the better, what made him realise he needed to improve as a leader, and the plans for scaling venues into the future. Please find out more about Terror Twilight here: Website: https://terrortwilight.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terrortwilightcollingwood/ And always connect with us at POH here: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
01:07:07
July 29, 2021
Ep 145 - Building an artisan food brand that genuinely cares for it's producers with Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey
Ep 145 - Building an artisan food brand that genuinely cares for it's producers with Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey
Ep 145 - Building an artisan food brand that genuinely cares for it's producers with Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey Gippsland Jersey does things differently, sourcing milk from smaller, family farms with incredible dairy farmers paying farmers a fair price for what they produce. By sidestepping large milk processors and value-adding already premium jersey local milk, they ensure a healthy wage for farmers and a clear choice for consumers, which is great news for everyone. In recent times their quality and service has been noticed by some of the best hospitality venues including Gimlet, three blue ducks and Attica, so it’s an honour to talk to their co-founder and director Sallie Jones. In this podcast, we talk about why Sallie started the brand the honour her father, the difference in how they treated and pay their primary producers, and how she keeps such a fun and engaging brand with a fantastic staff culture.  You can connect with Gippsland Jersey here:  Website: https://gippslandjersey.com.au/  Insta:  https://www.instagram.com/gippslandjersey/ Please connect with us here at POH here: Website:  https://principleofhospitality.com/
49:10
July 22, 2021
Ep 144 - Bringing authentic Argentian food to the Melbourne faithful with Dan Szwarc from Dan's Empanada Bar
Ep 144 - Bringing authentic Argentian food to the Melbourne faithful with Dan Szwarc from Dan's Empanada Bar
Ep 144 - Bringing authentic Argentian food to the Melbourne faithful with Dan Szwarc from Dan's Empanada Bar  Born and raised in Argentina, Dan Szwarc’s driving passion is food and, most of all, honesty when it comes to food.  His food style is multi-faceted combining influences from his French training, Australian lifestyle and South American heritage. Dan is bringing the flavours of his homeland to Australia with Dan’s Empanada Bar, a concept that combined comfort food with snack elements. A tradition in Argentina and a legacy that he wants to share. The talented Chef began his career as a student at the prestigious cookery school The Bue Trainers in Buenos Aires. He graduated with distinction at the top of his class before gaining experience at the Hyatt, Claridges and Gate Gourmet. Dan moved to London to work under Peter Kromberg at the Intercontinental Hotel. A stint in cruise ships followed before he finally landed in Melbourne at Sofitel Hotel’s Le Restaurant with Marcus Moore.  Dan’s career took off in Australia at Crown casino, helming the kitchen of Number 8, before opening Les Boucheries Parisiennes with Phillipe Aubron. Next up was running Joseph Vargetto’s Oyster Little Bourke, Albert Park Hotel and Livebait, before becoming Head Chef at Gary Mehigan’s Fenix restaurant and Made establishment’s Hellenic Republic in Brunswick and Hellenic Hotel in Williamstown. Dan has represented Australia at the finals of LCDR in Singapore and in 2020 he will judge the renowned Chef of the Year Competition, which sees professional chefs compete against other chefs and the clock in a test of creativity, kitchen skills and ingenuity. In this podcast we discuss how Dan ended up coming to Melbourne, what true Argentian food is to him, and his plans as he scales his amazing Empanada bar concept. Please find out more about Dan and his Empanada bar here: https://dansempanadabar.com.au/ https://www.instagram.com/dansempanadabar/ As always please connect with us at POH here: https://principleofhospitality.com/
50:06
July 15, 2021
Ep 143 - How food should never be scary or intimidating with Food Stylist, Presenter and Author Jacob Leung
Ep 143 - How food should never be scary or intimidating with Food Stylist, Presenter and Author Jacob Leung
Ep 143 - How food should never be scary or intimidating with Food Stylist, Presenter and Author Jacob Leung This week's guest was practically born into the kitchen, growing up surrounded by food at his father’s all-you-can-eat restaurants in regional NSW.  His love for food quickly blossomed into a passion that would ultimately drive his career as a food stylist, food presenter and author. Jacob Leung is currently co-host of Asia Unplated on SBS Food with Diana Chan, and is a regular on the cooking show Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield, and has more recently been hosting Virtual Cooking Events for corporate clients. In this podcast we talk about the life of a food stylist and working with 80 people on a 5-day Macca's shoot, how he went through the process of making his great cookbook different from the rest so people would actually cook a lot the meals inside, and his cool gifting brand called Good Day People which he has built with his wife. This is a fun podcast in a section of the industry we don't normally talk about which is awesome! Please find out more about Jacob on the links below: http://www.jacobleung.com.au/ https://gooddaypeople.com/ Please connect with us here at POH: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
34:06
July 08, 2021
Ep 142 - Delivering amazing wine experiences in WA with Anja Lewis from Canny Grapes
Ep 142 - Delivering amazing wine experiences in WA with Anja Lewis from Canny Grapes
Ep 142 - Delivering amazing wine experiences in WA with Anja Lewis from Canny Grapes  Canny Grapes is about sharing and expanding wine knowledge, inviting you to journey through vineyards, wine regions, grape varieties, wine history and learn interesting facts about wine - an altogether fun and educational wine tasting experience. Anja Lewis is an entrepreneur and master in seizing opportunities. From mechanical engineering to working & living on private yachts to entering the wine industry and starting her own wine education business Canny Grapes in 2016. Her mission to learn everything about wine see’s her visiting wine regions & winemakers in Australia and around the world (before Covid), and sharing her knowledge and experiences along with her passion for wine in fun & educational wine tasting classes, creating & presenting wine pairing dinners, hosting corporate events as well as being an independent wine consultant to restaurants. Director Anja Lewis hosts regular wine classes based on her extensive wine travels, curates wine & food pairing dinners and is a guest host for Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine amongst many other exciting things, all the way in Western Australia. In this podcast we talk about how Anja started the business and why she focused on white wines, how her events have evolved during Covid times, and the exciting plans for Canny Grapes in the future.  If you love hearing about wine, you are going to love this podcast! Please find out more about Canny Grapes here: https://cannygrapes.com/ Please connect with us here at POH below: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
40:14
July 01, 2021
Ep 141 - Bringing Victoria's best venues & producers to the masses with Danielle Lebon and Natasha Buttigieg from Co-lab Pantry
Ep 141 - Bringing Victoria's best venues & producers to the masses with Danielle Lebon and Natasha Buttigieg from Co-lab Pantry
Ep 141 - Bringing Victoria's best venues & producers to the masses with Danielle Lebon and Natasha Buttigieg from Co-lab Pantry Co-lab Pantry is a Melbourne-based, Australian online food and beverage retailer. The company was launched in 2020 in the middle of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, initially as a way to help support Victorian business' and bring ready-made meals, cocktails, groceries and more to people's homes across the nation. The team saw a huge gap in the market between large supermarkets and smaller, locally loved restaurants, cafe's and grocers. Co-lab is continuing to grow so that consumers all over Australia can purchase their favourite products at any time through convenience and to bridge the gap between customers and local produce. Natasha Buttigieg is an experienced marketing and comms do-er, dabbling in e-commerce, events and the hospitality industry. Now, co-founder of Co-lab Pantry – a platform built to connect and bring people from all areas of hospitality together in one place, for convenient consumer purchasing.  Danielle is a co-founder of Co-lab Pantry, Victoria’s first and largest digital restaurant retail partner. She is a designer by background and has a love and passion for community, food and innovation. In this podcast we chat about how they started the business with their co-founder Avin, how the business evolved over COVID, what it was like to have the Premier of Victoria name your brand in a press conference and for the brand to explode immediately, and the exciting journey for the future to make it an even most outstanding food e-com retailer. Please connect with Co-lab Pantry below: https://www.colabpantry.com.au/ Please connect with us here at POH below: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
48:15
June 24, 2021
Ep 140 - Providing culture on a daily basis to energise the city with Andrew Joy from Carlton Wine Room
Ep 140 - Providing culture on a daily basis to energise the city with Andrew Joy from Carlton Wine Room
Ep 140 - Providing culture on a daily basis to energise the city with Andrew Joy from Carlton Wine Room  Carlton Wine Room occupies a treasured corner in the old part of Carlton in Faraday Street.  CWR is a classic bistro influence, with a respect for the changing seasons balanced with what their suppliers are offering to culminate in comforting dishes that work with wine. They have distinct dining spaces over three levels that are linked by a common offering: solid informed service and good times. In this podcast we talk with Andy about how he and Trav took over the venue with grace and humbleness, how he feels more connected to the industry out of the challenges of last year, and how we can build a positive culture into our industry. As our heading suggests, venues like CWR deliver culture to our community and this is something that comes through on this podcast with Andy, and we hope you really enjoy it. Please connect with CWR below: http://thecarltonwineroom.com.au/ Please connect with us here at POH: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
01:01:14
June 17, 2021
Ep 139 - How to deliver a better and sustainable industry with Kirsty Chiaplias from Babajan
Ep 139 - How to deliver a better and sustainable industry with Kirsty Chiaplias from Babajan
Ep 139 - How to deliver a better and sustainable industry with Kirsty Chiaplias from Babajan  Babajan is a respectful term for an elderly, kind man and is the result of this desire is something our next guest and Middle Eastern speciality chef Kirsty Chaipilas hasn’t looked back since the café opened in 2016 on Nicholson Street in Carlton North. Kirsty has a Greek background and more than 20 years of experience in professional kitchens, including working for Gordon Ramsay, so I am delighted to talk with her today with what I know is one of the most inspirational and leading cafe, bakery and fresh-food general stores in the country. In this podcast we chat about how the changes she made has made a sustainable business, the power of hospitality in her community, and the challenges around employing and skilling our chefs, cooks and greater staff.  We are very open and honest in this podcast and appreciate Kirsty's rawness and humility, she is an absolute gun! Please check out Babajan here:  https://www.babajan.com.au/ Please follow us here at POH as well:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
54:56
June 10, 2021
Ep 138 - The pioneer of Fresh Casual dining in Melbourne with Matt Lane at Mamasita & Hotel Jesus
Ep 138 - The pioneer of Fresh Casual dining in Melbourne with Matt Lane at Mamasita & Hotel Jesus
Ep 138 - The pioneer of Fresh Casual dining in Melbourne, Matt Lane at Mamasita & Hotel Jesus  Matt Lane began his hospitality career at a very early age cleaning out fried chicken vats at Ollies Trollies, Glenferrie Rd Malvern. Matt has held management positions in many much-loved Melbourne cafes, clubs and restaurants such as The Botanical, The Black Match & Cumulus Inc., and was managing consultant and opening co-ordinator for No. 97 in St. Kilda and Misty in Hosier Lane.  Matt’s love affair with Mexican cuisine first began whilst living with a Mexican Chef in Seville, Spain and later, Barcelona and when the opportunity arose to head La Esquina in New York City as General Manager, Matt jumped at the chance. La Esquina would undoubtedly be the most successful Mexican restaurant in NYC, and it was through this role Matt got to travel to Mexico several times. Following his employment at La Esquina he took up residency in Oaxaca for 9 months. Matt returned to Melbourne in 2009 to open Mamasita and in September 2016, his second Mexican restaurant, Hotel Jesus in Collingwood. In this podcast we speak about how the idea for Mamasita came about, how he built loyalty quickly with his customers and staff, and how 2020 made his group of venues stronger.  Matt and his team really did develop the fresh-casual scene in Melbourne and it was a pleasure to learn from him during this podcast. Please connect with his venues here- Mamasita:  https://www.mamasita.com.au/#home/about Hotel Jesus: https://www.hoteljesus.com.au/ Please follow us at POh here:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
54:31
June 03, 2021
Ep 137 - A neighbourhood brewery bringing people across Melbourne together over a great beer with Justin Joiner from Stomping Ground Brewing
Ep 137 - A neighbourhood brewery bringing people across Melbourne together over a great beer with Justin Joiner from Stomping Ground Brewing
Ep 137 - A neighbourhood brewery bringing people across Melbourne together over a great beer with Justin Joiner from Stomping Ground Brewing  Justin Joiner is a hospitality professional with more than 20 years of venue management experience here and in the UK, working in a wide range of businesses from fine dining to bars and pubs. He has been involved in the Australian craft beer industry since managing the first James Squire Brewhouse in the early 2000s in Melbourne. He was the venue manager of Melbourne’s pioneering craft beer venue, The Local Taphouse for its first 8 years, and operations manager of GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival before partnering with Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone to establish Stomping Ground Brewing Co in 2016.  Justin’s role within Stomping Ground Brewing Co includes overseeing venue operations, people & culture and external events and activations.  In this podcast we talk about when Justin first fell in love with craft beer, how he and the Stomping Ground team supported their workers in 2020, how the range evolves and stays different, and their new facility to open up this year in Moorabbin in Melbourne's southern suburbs. Even if you aren't a craft beer drinker you will absolutely love this podcast and the generosity and humbleness that Justin projects.  Connect with Stomping Ground here:  https://www.stompingground.beer/ Connect with us here at POH here:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
50:27
May 28, 2021
Ep 136 - Building a world-class community for the hospitality industry to thrive with Michael Bascetta from Worksmith
Ep 136 - Building a world-class community for the hospitality industry to thrive with Michael Bascetta from Worksmith
Ep 136 - Building a world-class community for the hospitality industry to thrive with Michael Bascetta from Worksmith  Michael is a hospitality professional with over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. He spent his formative years in hospitality at Attica and is now co-owner of the award-winning Bar Liberty (Fitzroy), Capitano (Carlton) and Falco Bakery (Collingwood). Worksmith - a hub for the food, beverage and hospitality industry brings together the community through industry resources, events and co-working. In this podcast we speak about how Worksmith was formed and how they supported the industry with critical information in 2020, why they decided to launch the Melbourne Cocktail Festival and his thoughts on the important steps the industry needs to make to be sustainable and positive moving forward.   Please connect with Worksmith here:    https://worksmith.io/ Please connect with us here at POH:    https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
53:35
May 20, 2021
Episode 135 - How home compostable packaging is critical to sustainability Marion Vigot from Mister Rye
Episode 135 - How home compostable packaging is critical to sustainability Marion Vigot from Mister Rye
Episode 135 - How home compostable packaging is critical to sustainability Marion Vigot from Mister Rye  Marion Vigot is a French serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Compostable Alternatives, a one-stop platform making it easy for cafes and restaurants to swap and replace (bio)plastic products with certified home compostable alternatives. Their products range to focus on specialized material used daily in kitchens or for takeaways, and break down anywhere there is oxygen and microorganisms, in under 4 months. In 2019, she co-founded Mister RYE, South Australian rye drinking straws, truly compostable alternatives to plastic/paper options and the byproduct of the local agriculture and grown on certified organic farmland. As well as running her own startups, Marion contributes to Australia's startup ecosystems as the co-President of La French Tech Australia.  She is also a Director and board member at Startup Adelaide. In 2020 Marion was awarded as part of the 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs Award and as a Finalist in the Women in Innovation Award in the categories Emerging Innovator and Social Impact. More recently, she has just been announced a Finalist in the 2021 7News Young Achiever Award. Please connect with Compostable Alternative here: https://www.compostablealternatives.com.au/ Please connect with us at POH here: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
39:47
May 13, 2021
Ep 134- The romance of cooking for high-class people on luxury yachts with Chef Lisa Mead
Ep 134- The romance of cooking for high-class people on luxury yachts with Chef Lisa Mead
Ep 134- The romance of cooking for high-class people on luxury yachts with Chef Lisa Mead  Currently at home in Queensland due to the pandemic, or next guest Chef Lisa Mead has spent the past 26 years travelling between Australia, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, cooking aboard luxury yachts. Whilst onboard, Lisa has served up some of her amazing and internationally inspired dishes to royalty, heads of state, and celebrities which I can not wait to talk about in this episode.  Lisa also appears on her very own TV cooking show in the Caribbean, aptly titled 'Galley Gourmet with Chef Lisa’, which has had a very successful eight seasons exploring the British Virgin Islands. In this podcast we have a great chat with Lisa about her time on yachts in the BV Islands, some juicy stories about her time whilst on there, and how her artwork is an extension of the great food she puts on the plate.  We know you will really love this conversation!  Please connect with Chef Lisa here:  https://galleygourmet.tv/  Please connect with us at POH here: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
36:19
May 06, 2021
Ep 133 - How to build world-class wine programs for over 40 venues at once with Matt Brooke from Cellar and Co. inside Crown Melbourne
Ep 133 - How to build world-class wine programs for over 40 venues at once with Matt Brooke from Cellar and Co. inside Crown Melbourne
Ep 133 - How to build world-class wine programs for over 40 venues at once with Matt Brooke from Cellar and Co. inside Crown Melbourne  Located within Crown Towers, Cellar & Co is led by renowned sommeliers Chris Crawford and Matt Brooke and will give customers rare access to a variety of local and international pours – many of which are firm favourites on the best wine lists at Crown’s array of restaurants in Southbank, Melbourne. With over fifteen years of experience under his belt as a sommelier in some of Australia’s most food-focused cities such as Melbourne and Brisbane.  Matthew has even recently lent his knowledge of wine to the craft itself, producing wine from a small parcel of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the Macedon Range as one half of the Sommelier and producer duo, Athletes of Wine. He also serves as a wine show judge for the National Wine Show in Canberra as well as other regional shows in both Victoria and South Australia. In this podcast we talk with Matt about how he became a sommelier, the best way to taste and understand wine more from the ground up, how to build a winning wine list for your venues, and where he sees both fine wine and no-alcohol market going.  This is a refreshing chat with one of the wine gentlemen of our industry. Please connect with Cellar and Co. at Crown here: https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/shopping/general/cellarandco/info Please connect with POH here: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
39:10
April 29, 2021
Ep 132 - Building a heritage food business with quality and fun in mind with CEO Steve Plarre, from Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
Ep 132 - Building a heritage food business with quality and fun in mind with CEO Steve Plarre, from Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
Ep 132 - Building a heritage food business with quality and fun in mind with CEO Steve Plarre, from Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses Steve Plarre is the CEO of the century-old Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses retail bakery chain. He is a 4th generation Aussie retailer & baker in a business that has navigated two World Wars, The Great Depression and his own multi-generational family challenges…and now a global pandemic!  His forefathers count the Queen of England and the President of the USA as past customers. Ferguson Plarre is still very much family owned & operated with 85 stores and a large bakery that crafts well over 100,000 cakes & savouries weekly.  In this podcast we chat about how he, his family and the greater team have built a brand that has been consistent for delivering quality and positive moments for its customers for over 130 years, how the pandemic has allowed him to think differently about their brand, and the growth opportunities moving forward.  It is exciting times for the brand and it was great to capture this moment in their history as we discuss the strategy needed for a heritage brand to keep delivering success. Check out more about Ferguson Plarre here: https://www.fergusonplarre.com.au/ Connect with us at POH here:  https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
50:38
April 22, 2021
Episode 131 - How Melbourne coffee venues act more like restaurants with Leon Kennedy the GM from Proud Mary Coffee
Episode 131 - How Melbourne coffee venues act more like restaurants with Leon Kennedy the GM from Proud Mary Coffee
Episode 131 - How Melbourne coffee venues are more like restaurants with Leon Kennedy the GM from Proud Mary Coffee Proud Mary Coffee a specialty coffee roaster, café, coffee educator and retailer based in Melbourne, Australia and Portland, Oregon USA.  They pride themselves on exceptional coffee, and direct involvement with the farmers and families that produce their coffee, and as they say, the farmers are the true rock stars of coffee, the story starts with the producer Leon Kennedy is the General Manager here in Australia and it is an honour to be sitting here in Proud Mary HQ in Collingwood, Melbourne so he can share his story. In this podcast we talk about how he opened his first coffee venue and sold it at it's peak performance, his chance meeting with the founder of Proud Mary Nolan Hirte, and how they find the amazing producers for their coffee.  Connect with Proud Mary Coffee here --- https://www.proudmarycoffee.com.au/  As always find out more about POH via our Instagram ---- https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/
01:20:21
April 14, 2021
Episode 130 - How surfing gives you the clarity to start one of the most exciting food tech platforms with Mike and Rich from Kaddy
Episode 130 - How surfing gives you the clarity to start one of the most exciting food tech platforms with Mike and Rich from Kaddy
Episode 130 - How surfing gives you the clarity to start one of the most exciting food tech platforms with Mike and Rich from Kaddy Mike Abbott and Rich Coombes, school & university mates, are the co-founders of Kaddy. In between surfs and trips to the pub they discussed the pain of clunky time-wasting ordering and payment methods for the beverages industry - legacy ways of doing things ripe for change. Prior to Kaddy Mike headed up Uber Operations in Australia/NZ and Rich co-founded several beverage businesses including Batlow Cider, Capital Brewing and Will & Co Coffee. Between them, they’ve spent the last decade working within industries that shaped how the Kaddy software was built. In this podcast we speak about how surfing gives you clarity, how they came to focus in on the beverage market, and how they have managed to grow the business during the pandemic.  It is always good to talk to tech founders who come from the industry! Please feel free to connect with Kaddy here: Website Please connect with us here at POH as always: Website Instagram
32:55
April 01, 2021
Episode 129 - How a crowd-funded Melbourne start-up will take on takeaway coffee cups in a sustainable way with Catherine and Aniyo from Good-Edi
Episode 129 - How a crowd-funded Melbourne start-up will take on takeaway coffee cups in a sustainable way with Catherine and Aniyo from Good-Edi
Episode 129 - How a crowd-funded Melbourne start-up will take on takeaway coffee cups in a sustainable way with Catherine and Aniyo from Good-Edi Friends and Good-Edi founders, Catherine Hutchins and Aniyo Rahebi, have come up with a unique solution to make the consumption of coffee truly ethical with an edible coffee cup. Choosing the Good-Edi cup at a café means that takeaway coffee lovers don’t need to remember to bring their reusable cup, and they don’t need to accept a single-use takeaway cup that cannot be recycled and will end up in the bin a few minutes later. Good-Edi is like a waffle cone that can be eaten once it has fulfilled its use as a cup. Consumers not wanting to eat it can throw it in the compost or even the general rubbish, knowing it will not take more than a few weeks to break down naturally. In this podcast, we talk about how they have raised the money to bring it to market, why the product is different from reusable cups and the extraordinary statistics on the number of takeaway coffee cups used in Australia everyday! Please feel free to connect with Good-Edi here: Website Instagram Crowd-funding site Please connect with us here at POH as always: Website Instagram
32:34
March 25, 2021
Episode 128 - The world-famous bartender Shawn Soole from Canada on the state of play currently in North America
Episode 128 - The world-famous bartender Shawn Soole from Canada on the state of play currently in North America
Episode 128 - The world-famous bartender Shawn Soole from Canada on the state of play currently in North America Shawn Soole is a Victoria, BC-based hospitality consultant, author and speaker.  Over twenty years ago Shawn Soole won a State Title at the Australian Bartender’s Guild cocktail competition, and he has been entirely immersed in the dynamics of the industry ever since. Soole Hospitality Concepts is the realization of his vision for a complete, inclusive consulting experience.  Shawn also has a hospitality podcast called Post-Shift. By bringing together a network of industry-leading colleagues, Shawn combines decades of multi-faceted experience and innovations in all fields of hospitality, including graphic design, marketing and public relations. Strategically, Shawn and his team at SHC mandate are to provide clients with a structured approach that outlines measurable goals. While implementing efficiencies across all phases of service to promote a healthier bottom-line, SHC recognizes that it’s just as important to drive sales through a strong brand story and tailored effective marketing. Please connect with Shawn and his team here: Website Instagram Please connect with us here at POH: Website Instagram
54:38
March 18, 2021
Episode 127 - Matt Whiley from RE- on how he is developing the world's first no-waste bar in Sydney with Maurice Terzini
Episode 127 - Matt Whiley from RE- on how he is developing the world's first no-waste bar in Sydney with Maurice Terzini
Episode 127 - Matt Whiley from RE- on how he is developing the world's first no-waste bar in Sydney with Maurice Terzini RE-, the world’s first permanent no-waste bar, is set to open in the newly-restored South Eveleigh precinct in March 2021. An inspiring collaboration between hospitality heavyweights Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar; CicciaBella), RE- is a bar built from the ground up to be one of the world’s best, with the kind of drinks program Whiley has made a global name on, supported by Terzini’s signature tone and style. Whiley’s pioneering ethos first brought to life at Scout, brought a sharp focus to local ingredients and sustainability, leading the way with drinks that preference innovation and taste while minimising waste. At RE-, Whiley is pushing that to its limits, interrogating everything from the materials and glassware, to the light fittings, ingredients and garnishes, through to what goes in the bin. The result is an approach to waste that is world-leading, with every facet of the bar considered from the lens of sustainability. Whiley’s ultimate ambition is for RE- to be the driver of a global movement that reframes how bars talk about and act on, sustainability and waste. More than anything, he wants to demonstrate how sustainability, flavour and enjoyment can, and should, go together. In this podcast we talk about how Matt and his team are standing up this bar to make sure that is focused purely on sustainability, how they have built the supply chain, and how they are building a collaboration with Sydney bars to share the learnings of what will be one of the most extraordinary bars in this country. Check out all the news about RE Bar here: Website Instagram Please connect with us here at POH as always: Website Instagram
41:49
March 11, 2021
Episode 126 - How Julien Moussi has grown Only Hospitality Group from a Coffee Cart to a cafe brand, roastery, bakery group and butcher.
Episode 126 - How Julien Moussi has grown Only Hospitality Group from a Coffee Cart to a cafe brand, roastery, bakery group and butcher.
Episode 126 - How Julien Moussi has grown Only Hospitality Group from a Coffee Cart to a cafe brand, roastery, bakery group and butcher. Only Hospitality Group is a hospitality group based out of Melbourne, Victoria. Coming from humble beginnings, it all began with Director Julien Moussi rolling out the coffee cart to local football matches, with the aim of saving enough capital to start up his own café in Fitzroy. Fast forward 9 years and the group has expanded to consist of 15 venues, as well as our very own Coffee Roastery called Inglewood Coffee. Driven by a passion for design and architecture, Only Hospitality prides itself on creating hospitality spaces that are welcoming, comfortable and memorable for both our customers and employees. This ideology is highlighted across all venues, with Bentwood Fitzroy, Stanley Mount Waverley and Glovers Station in Elsternwick being prime examples. Despite the overwhelming success, the ambition and drive that Julien initially had for hospitality have only grown throughout his time as Director of Only Hospitality Group. So much so that this year he is striving to open an unprecedented 15 stores, a goal that is shared by many of those around him. In this podcast, we discuss how Julien has grown this empire into one that cares so much about the team and it's guests, and how he and his team continue to open venues that are unique and exciting. Please connect with Only Hospitality Group here: Facebook Instagram Please connect with us here at POH as always: Website Instagram
39:08
March 03, 2021
Episode 125 - Tim McDonald the CEO and Co-Founder of Fonda speaks about how to develop a food brand that makes you feel something
Episode 125 - Tim McDonald the CEO and Co-Founder of Fonda speaks about how to develop a food brand that makes you feel something
Episode 125 - Tim McDonald the CEO and Co-Founder of Fonda speaks about how to develop a food brand that makes you feel something Fonda was founded in Richmond, Victoria in 2011 by two mates – Tim McDonald and Dave Youl. Tim was a lawyer and Dave was a fireman when they both set off to Mexico to develop the concept and get inspiration from the Fonda's all over Mexico.  In Mexico, a ‘Fonda’ is a home that a family has opened to the local community as a restaurant, serving delicious and simple food that is made with love. The vision was to develop a menu of Mexican street food dishes designed to share, utilising the quality, freshness and variety of Australian produce.  In this podcast, Tim and I talk about why he developed the brand in Australia and the growth of the brand over the years, the communication to their team over the pandemic, and the hopes for the brand moving forward in Australia, especially with having a CBD venue on it's books. Please connect with Fonda here:  Instagram  Website  As always we would love to connect with you here to follow our information for the industry:  Instagram  Website
39:10
February 25, 2021
Ep. 124 - Andy Hooper from &pizza and shaping a food brand to deeply care about it workers and have a brand with a genuine voice
Ep. 124 - Andy Hooper from &pizza and shaping a food brand to deeply care about it workers and have a brand with a genuine voice
Ep. 124 - Andy Hooper from &pizza and shaping a food brand to deeply care about it workers and have a brand with a genuine voice   Andy Hooper is a restaurant industry veteran with 15+ years of people, operations, brand and technology leadership experience. He has led diverse multi-unit teams for both domestic and international brands, responsible for shaping culture, product + culinary innovation, talent development and guest satisfaction + engagement. Andy currently serves as president for &pizza, having previously served as chief people officer and chief operating officer since joining the brand in 2018.  Prior to &pizza, Andy served as the chief innovation officer and chief people officer for Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, and earlier in his career, he held a variety of leadership roles in human resources for Burger King Corporation, both domestically and internationally. Andy holds a degree in marketing and human resources from the University of Miami Business school.  He and his family live on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. In this podcast, we discuss what he has seen happen in the hospitality industry over the last 12 months since the COVID crisis has become more serious in the US, how &Pizza has evolved its people during his tenure, how the brand has built to exist with a genuine soul and humbleness, and how the brand has been able to grow more sites during the epidemic.   You will be energised after hearing this podcast from one of the best people leaders in hospitality.  &Pizza Website  &Pizza Instagram  We would always love you to connect with us @ Principle of Hospitality   POH Website  POH Instagram 
37:11
February 18, 2021
Episode 123 - Oliver Brown, the 'MD of Good Times' from the Big easy group in South Australia tells us how he navigated his venues positively through Covid.
Episode 123 - Oliver Brown, the 'MD of Good Times' from the Big easy group in South Australia tells us how he navigated his venues positively through Covid.
Episode 123 - Oliver Brown, the 'MD of Good Times' from the Big easy group in South Australia tells us how he navigated his venues positively through Covid. Oliver ‘OJ’ Brown is one of the founding partners of The Big Easy Group. Oliver came from a background in wine and hospitality having studied Oenology and Viticulture while working in venues. Oliver started slinging wines in his own pop-up Fringe bar before co-founding NOLA Adelaide, allowing his love for whiskies to grow. OJ still oversees operations at each Big Easy Group Venue and loves working on business strategy and internal improvements. You can find OJ slinging the occasional dough disks at Anchovy Bandit and serving hot, fresh pitas at Yiasou George or trawling the internet for new whiskies to buy. In this podcast, we chat about if Adelaide venues are underrated, how they navigated so successfully and what they focused on as a group to stabilise their team, and how they are looking to grow into the future. Big Easy Group Website Stag Public House Insta Anchovy Bandit Insta Nola Adelaide Insta Principle of Hospitality Website Principle of Hospitality Insta
33:56
February 04, 2021
Episode 122 - Andrew Ryan from the Prince Hotel St Kilda on his amazing career and the multi-million dollar refurbishment if this icon.
Episode 122 - Andrew Ryan from the Prince Hotel St Kilda on his amazing career and the multi-million dollar refurbishment if this icon.
Episode 122 - Andrew Ryan from the Prince Hotel St Kilda on his amazing career and the multi-million dollar refurbishment if this icon. Andrew Ryan began his hospitality career over 20 years ago as a busboy at a busy nightclub on King Street. This foray into the hospitality industry was just the beginning for Ryan who has played a role in some of Melbourne’s most significant tourism and hospitality ventures including Melbourne Pub Group, Jayco, The Ugly Duckling, Lobby Coffee, Seven Nightclub and Mitchelton Winery. Andrew's experience offered him the foundation to take on his most challenging role to date; the revival of Melbourne icon The Prince Hotel. Acquired by Andrew and his father Gerry from Melbourne Pub Group in 2015, the Ryan’s recognised that substantial investment in the business was required to restore it to its former glory. In late 2020, Andrew and his team opened Little Prince Wine, making it the final instalment for The Prince Hotel - a four-year, multi-million dollar refurbishment of the St Kilda icon. “It has been a significant undertaking, re-creating and opening the space, it needs to feel different, it needs to feel new but we have also been mindful of respecting the soul and architectural integrity of the space we love,” said Ryan. “The Prince Hotel holds a special part in Melbourne’s dining history, and we are looking forward to seeing a new wave of customers enjoy the re-imagined space and the new food and beverage direction,” he said. The Prince Website The Prince Instagram  Principle of Hospitality Website Principle of Hospitality Instagram 
32:33
January 27, 2021
Episode 121 -Anna Polyviou: Author, TV Host, Pastry Rebel and DJ
Episode 121 -Anna Polyviou: Author, TV Host, Pastry Rebel and DJ
Episode 121 -Anna Polyviou: Author, TV Host, Pastry Rebel and DJ Anna Polyviou Anna Polyviou, pastry chef extraordinaire, knows how to wow people with her sweet treats and utterly unique style. The award-winning Punk Princess of Pastry is known for her wacky, eccentric, imaginative and out-of this-world sweet creations. Anna's quirky urban street style, distinctive hot pink mohawk and super fun and approachable personality make her a hit with kids and adults alike. Anna began her career at The Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne where she won the “Best Apprentice in Victoria” competition run by Les Toques Blanc and was awarded a scholarship to work anywhere in the world to further her cooking career. She followed her dreams to London where she worked at Claridge’s Hotel, which was regularly awarded the best hotel in England. While in London, Anna also had the opportunity to work under two extraordinary pastry chefs: Miss Julie Sharp (UK’s best Pastry Chef, 2004) and Nick Paterson who was awarded the same prize two years later.  Anna entered and won many competitions, including the Nadell Trophy (Dessert of the Year) and the Culinary Academy Award of Excellence for pastry, which took her to Paris to work with Chef Pierre Herme at Pierre Herme Patisserie at Rue Bonaparte. On returning to Australia as Creative Director of Pastry at Shangri-La Hotel, Anna became a driving force behind the revolution of patisserie in hotels across the country. She created fun dessert activations at a sensational scale and her sell-out Dessert Degustation and high teas put the Shangri-La on the culinary map in Australia.  Anna is a regular presenter and host on network television in Australia. She appeared alongside Tom Parker Bowles and Matt Moran in the prime-time reality series Family Food Fight (Nine) and has appeared on MasterChef Australia (Ten), wowing the judges and stumping the contestants with her challenging and amazing desserts. She has also appeared on Everyday Gourmet, Studio Ten, My Market Kitchen, and The Living Room. A colourful cookbook author, Anna launched her first book Sweet Street in May 2018 (Murdoch), and it sold out within weeks. Her second book Kids’ Corner (Bauer) was released in November 2019. Anna's Website Principle of Hospitality Website Principle of Hospitality Instagram
34:52
January 21, 2021
Principle of Hospitality - The Podcast - Intro with Shaun and Sash
Principle of Hospitality - The Podcast - Intro with Shaun and Sash
Principle of Hospitality - The Podcast - Intro with Shaun and Sash In this trailer Shaun and Sash discuss the change to Principle of Hospitality, and what our vision is for talking to the hospitality industry moving forward.
13:21
January 20, 2021
Episode 120 - How one of Australia major QSR brands Schnitz has navigated through this crisis and is planning for growth, with it's CEO Brenton Howie
Episode 120 - How one of Australia major QSR brands Schnitz has navigated through this crisis and is planning for growth, with it's CEO Brenton Howie
Episode 120 - How one of Australia major QSR brands Schnitz has navigated through this crisis and is planning for growth, with it's CEO Brenton Howie Schnitz is an Australian success story since it’s founder Roman came to Australia in 1974, he has also loved schnitzels and been involved in hospitality, opening his first schnitzel venue in Melbourne in 1975.  Bring the clock forward to 2007 and his sons Tom and Andrew help him establish the Schnitz we see today, with it now spanning to 66 locations all over Australia. Brenton Howie, Schnitz’s CEO, prides himself on his ability to get to the heart of an issue and make the right decision, not just the easy one. By combining his CPA qualification, commercial experience and an ability to lead and build teams, he has managed to build Schnitz through this Covid crisis in a better situation. In this podcast, we discuss how Brenton started as an accountant first and how that has helped him in his hospitality career, how he has communicated effectively with so many people over COVID, the growth strategy plans for Schnitz moving forward, and what he is looking forward to in 2021. Please connect with Schnitz here: Website Instagram Please connect with us here: Open Pantry Consulting Website Newsletter signup
39:22
December 21, 2020
Episode 119 - Food insecurity and how we can do something about it with Paul Newnham from SDG2 Advocacy Hub
Episode 119 - Food insecurity and how we can do something about it with Paul Newnham from SDG2 Advocacy Hub
Episode 119 - Food insecurity and how we can do something about it with Paul  Newnham from SDG2 Advocacy Hub  Paul Newnham heads up the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 Advocacy Hub as Director, an initiative bringing together NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, the private sector and UN agencies to coordinate global campaigning and advocacy to achieve SDG2. To this end, the SDG2 Hub facilitates a network of 700 chefs from 70 countries to support chef action on the SDGs. Chefs are equipped with a simple set of actions called the Chefs' Manifesto, to drive progress on the Global Goals.  Paul specialises in generating solutions to complex problems alongside communities around the world. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in, and extensive knowledge of, the Not For Profit Sector having worked in National and Global roles with a focus on Campaigning, Youth Mobilisation, Advocacy, Marketing and Communication. Working strategically alongside actors from all aspects of the food, agriculture and nutrition industries, Paul seeks to generate change that will impact our food system and the planet. In the build-up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit, taking place in 2021, Paul has been appointed a Food Systems Champion.  I know you are going to feel energised and ready to act following this podcast.  Please connect with Paul and all his work here:  Instagram  Twitter  LinkedIn  Paul's Facebook    SDG2 Advocacy Hub Facebook  Website  Please find Open Pantry Consulting here:  Website
53:35
December 13, 2020
Episode 118 - The importance of developing a brand first with Pete Dillon from Scoffer Consulting
Episode 118 - The importance of developing a brand first with Pete Dillon from Scoffer Consulting
Episode 118 - The importance of developing a brand first with Pete Dillon from Scoffer Consulting Pete Dillon is the chief strategist and director of Scoffer Consulting. Pete is an out of the box, free-range thinker; a marketing, brand and communications strategist with decades of experience working across the leisure, lifestyle, FMCG, not for profit and professional services sectors. A veritable business Swiss Army knife, Pete has worked with some of Australia’s most recognised brands, developing innovative and contemporary strategies to ensure businesses and organisations occupy their rightful place in the market. With an extensive career in senior and executive hospitality management, as a journalist, radio and tv presenter, public relations and communications gun and armed with a marketing methodology evolved with client satisfaction and growth as key drivers, Pete can always find a solution to issues facing a business or brand. As we enter a new normal - our 'Newniverse' and navigate our way out of COVID19 and the ensuing effects on the business community, Pete can help you pivot your business to understand how you work in this new paradigm, help develop highly effective marketing and brand strategies and provide a strategic framework to aid in your organisational recovery and growth. In this podcast, we talk about how marketing often misunderstood in the hospitality industry, how can brands make their venues look different from their competitors during this time, and what areas of the hospitality industry do you think will be hurt the hardest from this crisis. For more information on Scoffer Consulting please visit here: Website For more information on Open Pantry Consulting please visit here: Website
01:02:07
December 09, 2020
Episode 117 - Building great food experiences in times of crisis with Kristoffer Collopy from Ethical Kollektiv
Episode 117 - Building great food experiences in times of crisis with Kristoffer Collopy from Ethical Kollektiv
Episode 117 - Building great food experiences in times of crisis with Kristoffer Collopy from Ethical Kollektiv Kris has been on a mission to surround himself with a team who believes in purpose before profit. Since founding The Ethical Kollektiv in mid-2019 (a full-service digital agency supporting responsible organisations) the organisation has attracted some incredible talent which has to lead to developing their own in-house projects: Stay Fit Global Spearheaded by Shari Denny, a global expert in workplace wellbeing program design, Stay Fit Global has brought together an army of wellbeing experts in mental health, nutrition, movement and play to develop a new virtual wellbeing platform for businesses who want to support remote and global teams in an increasingly digitised world. OnlineCookingClasses.com.au A project developed to support the hospitality supply chain, operators and chefs who suddenly found themselves out of work due to Covid-19 restrictions in Melbourne. Starting off as a bit of a side hustle, OnlineCookingClasses.com.au is now delivering fresh ingredient boxes for cooking challenges within 24-hours to all major cities across the country for corporate teams or social get together for groups of up to 1000 at a time. Summary Kris applies the same principles to his projects that he learnt from representing Australia in international sports. Look after your physical health, your mindset and keep yourself accountable by leading from the front. As we start looking forward to 2021, The Ethical Kollektiv has plans to scale OnlineCookingClasses.com.au to three more countries and grow the Stay Fit Global App to 250,000+ users in India who are majorly suffering from the Covid-19 Pandemic Please connect with Open Pantry Consulting here: Website
32:27
December 06, 2020
Episode 116 - REFOCUS WEEK - How online bookings are changing and moving into different sectors
Episode 116 - REFOCUS WEEK - How online bookings are changing and moving into different sectors
Episode 116 - REFOCUS WEEK - How online bookings are changing and moving into different sectors of our industry with Craig Joel from Now Book It Craig Joel is a Founder of Now Book It, a proudly Australian company that is completely self-funded. Craig is a former restaurant owner and consultant who has worked in the US, Italy and Australia and has over 30 years of experience in the Industry. He was the president of the Catering Institute in Western Australia for more than 10 years and during his time there, met with hundreds of restaurateurs who were unhappy with the existing reservation landscape. In the 5 past years, Now Book It has grown to be the largest reservation and gift card platform in the Country and is used by Quay, Firedoor, Movida, Catalina, Coda, Tonka and over 3000 venues in 6 countries. In this podcast, we talk about how the business started, why online reservations is often a last-minute thought for brands, if COVID will change the brands who move to online booking, and what are the challenges for venues to move to this new type of technology. Please connect with Now Book it here: Website Please connect with Open Pantry Consulting here: Website
46:40
December 03, 2020
Episode 115 - REFOCUS WEEK - Healthy Finances for your Food Business with Patrick Montelongo from Cafe Bookkeepers
Episode 115 - REFOCUS WEEK - Healthy Finances for your Food Business with Patrick Montelongo from Cafe Bookkeepers
Episode 115 - REFOCUS WEEK - Healthy Finances for your Food Business with Patrick Montelongo from Cafe Bookkeepers  Patrick heads up the Sales & Customer Success team at Cafe Bookkeepers. He has worked behind the coffee bar, managing Sales in wholesale Coffee, & worked alongside teams building tech for the industry. That experience makes him well suited for guiding venues to the great solutions offered by Cafe Bookkeepers. The @cafebookkeepers team bring their expertise to the industry and offer total financial and business admin services. From bookkeeping to tax and accounting. From cash flow forecasts to new business setups - they've got it covered. They specifically and exclusively serve the hospitality industry, adding clarity and assurance for clients across Australia. In this podcast, we chat about why financials and bookkeeping often a last-minute thought for independent brands, what new tech is benefiting their clients at the moment, and so much more.  Lots of detail here. Please connect with Patrick and Cafe Bookkeepers here: Website Instagram Patrick's Instagram Please connect with Open Pantry Consulting here: Website
32:34
December 02, 2020
Episode 114- REFOCUS WEEK- Supply Chain and Stocktaking with Paul Tory from Foodbomb
Episode 114- REFOCUS WEEK- Supply Chain and Stocktaking with Paul Tory from Foodbomb
Episode 114- REFOCUS WEEK- Supply Chain and Stocktaking with Paul Tory from Foodbomb Foodbomb is an online platform that aggregates wholesale food suppliers into a single site, where hospitality venues can search, compare and order products. The platform was founded in 2017 by Paul Tory, who has over 20 years experience in wholesale and ran a home meat delivery business Butcherman for 8 years. Butcherman connected consumers with over 30 independent butchers throughout Sydney in one place, when cafes and restaurants began to approach his B2C operation, Tory saw the wholesale gap. Foodbomb currently aggregates over 150+ food suppliers into a one-stop shop, providing produce, meat, seafood, dairy, cleaning products, alcohol, packaging and non-perishables to over 1000 Sydney cafes, pubs, clubs, caterers and venues alone. With over 85,000 hospitality venues in Australia (Source: The Drop) and more than 6,000 suppliers around the country suppliers everywhere are going to be under extreme pressure. Please connect with Foodbomb here: Instagram Facebook Linkedin Website Please connect with Open Pantry Consulting here: Website
28:15
December 01, 2020
Episode 113 - REFOCUS WEEK - Food Safety with Trinity Bond from EnviroChill
Episode 113 - REFOCUS WEEK - Food Safety with Trinity Bond from EnviroChill
Episode 113 - REFOCUS WEEK - Food Safety with Trinity Bond from EnviroChill Trinity Bond from EnviroChill has been serving the hospitality industry in South East Queensland since 2006.  EnviroChill is committed to helping reduce food waste and improve food safety across the industry.  With a background in manufacturing, Trinity understands how important it is to minimize waste to increase profits in any business.  EnviroChill provides specialized cold room hygiene and refrigeration monitoring systems to help the hospitality industry manage compliance and prevent stock loss. In this podcast, we talk about the importance of food safety and temperature reads, why the industry has been slow to move on this technology, and the benefits of making sure your coolrooms are cleaned properly. Please find Envirochill here: Website Please find Open Pantry Consulting here: Website
26:04
November 30, 2020
Episode 112 - REFOCUS WEEK - Marketing Automation with Mark Ludweeks from My Guest List
Episode 112 - REFOCUS WEEK - Marketing Automation with Mark Ludweeks from My Guest List
Episode 112 - REFOCUS WEEK - Marketing Automation with Mark Ludweeks from My Guest List  In his current role as Head of Sales for MyGuestlist, Mark helps venues in the hospitality industry run better and more successful businesses. MyGuestlist is an all-in-one CRM & Marketing Automation platform, designed to help venues aggregate all their customer data in one place. Mark has over a decade of experience helping hospitality groups tie in all their existing systems together to create customer journeys that leverage this integrated data, ultimately leading to increased revenue simply by speaking to the right customers at the right time. In this podcast, we talk about the benefits in automating your CRM list, how venues are developing their offering during this time, and how they have supported their clients through this crisis.  I know you are going to love the first instalment of 'Refocus Week' Please find MyGuestList here: Website Please find Open Pantry Consulting here: Website
32:09
November 29, 2020
Episode 111 - Phillip from Bread and Butter Project
Episode 111 - Phillip from Bread and Butter Project
Episode 111 - Phillip from Bread and Butter Project The Bread & Butter Project is Australia’s first social enterprise bakery, founded in 2013 by renowned bakers/pastry chefs, Paul Allam and David McGuinness, and provides training and employment pathways for refugees and people seeking asylum, in order to boost their prospects of successful resettlement, employment and a strong sense of belonging. The Bread & Butter Project’s program sees trainees receive hands-on baker training in the company’s Marrickville bakery and a TAFE Certificate II in Food Processing, as well as intensive tutoring in English and numeracy. As such, every slice of The Bread & Butter Project’s delicious bread helps to educate our next generation of bakers. In this podcast, we talk about why the brand focused on bread production to build a social enterprise, what are some of the challenges in building a social enterprise like this, and about their recent partnership with Woolworths.  Connect with Bread and Butter Project here:  Website  As always you can connect with us here:  Open Pantry Consulting Website
38:07
November 26, 2020
Episode 110 - A very honest conversation with UK hospitality coach Azher Rubbani on how has come through the other side with a positive mindset
Episode 110 - A very honest conversation with UK hospitality coach Azher Rubbani on how has come through the other side with a positive mindset
Episode 110 - A very honest conversation with UK hospitality coach Azher Rubbani on how has come through the other side with a positive mindset My next guest is Azher Rubbani is a Hospitality Coach with his own company TR corporate which helps restauranteurs & supply chain owners seeking to transform their business & their life by finding & exploiting new & alternative opportunities, he also has his own great podcast called Combat Files in which we have one shared guest, David J Burns.   I know you are going to love this podcast as we discuss how he started out in the family food services business, how the UK has been handling the crisis and the way that he challenges his hospitality clients to have their own breakthrough moments. Please connect with the companies that Azher discussed on the podcast below: TR Corporate Combat Files Podcast Chowbunch As always please connect with us here: Open Pantry Consulting
55:05
November 22, 2020
Episode 109 - One of the most talented journalists in Australia Sofia Levin, gives us her thoughts on the current state of the industry
Episode 109 - One of the most talented journalists in Australia Sofia Levin, gives us her thoughts on the current state of the industry
Episode 109 - One of the most talented journalists in Australia Sofia Levin, gives us her thoughts on the current state of the industry I’m really excited to have a chat with our next guest Sofia Levin who is a Culinary Travel Journalist and has contributed to such media brands as SBS food, good food guide, and lonely planet, as well as having, has her own website Seasoned Traveller in which she invites us to #eat curiously. In this podcast we talk about how Sofia starter as a writer, how she communicates successfully over so many different mediums, how she feels the industry is coping at this time, and if she feels there will be any fundamental shifts in the hospitality industry moving forward. Please connect with Sofia here: Website Instagram As always you can connect with us here: Open Pantry Consulting website
44:14
November 18, 2020
Episode 108 - How to build a design-focused food brand with soul and purpose with Sandra Foti from Piccolina Gelateria
Episode 108 - How to build a design-focused food brand with soul and purpose with Sandra Foti from Piccolina Gelateria
Episode 108 - How to build a design-focused food brand with soul and purpose with Sandra Foti from Piccolina Gelateria  Piccolina is a Gelato House residing in the Melbourne suburbs of Collingwood, Hawthorn St Kilda and is just over 5 years old. The Founder and today's guest Sandra Foti practised many of the gelato recipes when she started making it with her dad about 15 years ago. The result is gelato that is entirely natural, made from fresh cream, milk, sugar and a selection of raw ingredients.  Everything at Piccolina is made from scratch using fresh, high-quality ingredients right down to their nut-butters, caramels, sauce and jams.....their gelato is even gluten and gelatin-free. Even of recent times they have done collaborations with Scott Pickett’s Longrain venues and are also growing their footprint in Melbourne in the coming months, so I hope you very much enjoy this podcast with today's guest Sandra Foti.  Find out more about Piccolina here: Piccolina Website Piccolina on Instagram As always you can reach out to us here: Open Pantry Consulting Website
50:28
November 11, 2020
Episode 107 - Pete Dillion - One of the best hospitality photographers in Australia
Episode 107 - Pete Dillion - One of the best hospitality photographers in Australia
Episode 107 - Pete Dillion - One of the best hospitality photographers in Australia  Pete Dillion a Victorian-based photographer who specialises in food, editorial and commercial photography. His clients have included the Mulberry Group, Treasury Wines, Sofitel Hotels, and Moet & Chandon, and is arguably one of the best food photographers in the country. This time in Melbourne has been a very difficult time for the whole hospitality industry, but especially those who sit behind the scenes of our industry, like photographers and other suppliers, but are so integral in making it the best industry to work in. Please check out Pete's great work here: Website:  www.petedillon.com.au
01:01:09
November 04, 2020
Episode 106 - How to build a multi-venue food brand and still deliver on great customer service with Jim Hally from Chicken Central
Episode 106 - How to build a multi-venue food brand and still deliver on great customer service with Jim Hally from Chicken Central
Episode 106 - How to build a multi-venue food brand and still deliver on great customer service with Jim Hally from Chicken Central  Jim Hally is an outstanding leader in our industry.  He is highly dedicated, and he and his team deliver on a consistent product and customer experience every time.   In this podcast we talk about how he started the brand and scaled it to three stores, what his daily routine is to run his businesses to peak performance, and how we has learned to let go of some elements of his business so it can grow even stronger. You can find out more about Chicken Central here: Chicken Central Website Chicken Central Instagram Please reach out to me here for help with your hospitality business: Open Pantry Consulting Website Hospitality Gamechangers on Facebook
46:19
November 01, 2020
Episode 105 - Cara Divine from Bomba Rooftop Bar and the fantastic Youtube show 'Behind the Bar' on how the bar scene is going to thrive after COVID
Episode 105 - Cara Divine from Bomba Rooftop Bar and the fantastic Youtube show 'Behind the Bar' on how the bar scene is going to thrive after COVID
Episode 105 - Cara Divine from Bomba Rooftop Bar and the fantastic Youtube show 'Behind the Bar' on how the bar scene is going to thrive after COVID  Cara Devine is the Bar Manager at Bomba Rooftop Bar, as well as being a content creator and presenter on YouTube channel 'Behind the Bar with Cara Devine' where she spreads her love of all things bar and booze - especially sherry! In this podcast we talk about the state of the industry moving forward, and especially how bars are going to continue to deliver a great customer experience as well as her Youtube show and how she tapes so many informative episodes. Please find out more about Bomba and Cara's show here: Behind the Bar on Youtube Bomba Rooftop Bar in Melbourne  As always if you would like to connect with me here: Open Pantry Consulting Hospitality Game Changers on Facebook
31:24
October 28, 2020
Episode 104 - I am joined by the Fish and Chip King in the UK Stelios Theocharous for a great conversation about the state of our two countries right now
Episode 104 - I am joined by the Fish and Chip King in the UK Stelios Theocharous for a great conversation about the state of our two countries right now
Episode 104 - I am joined by the Fish and Chip King in the UK Stelios Theocharous for a great conversation about the state of our two countries right now  In this great podcast, successful podcast and fish and chip legend Stelios and I sit down and talk about the state of the hospitality industry in both the UK and Australia.  We also chat about what makes the best fish batter and if chips should be frozen or fresh before they are fried! We also talk about football and how both our governments have handled the COVID crisis.  If you like this show then please let us know as we are thinking of doing a more regular segment together. To find out more about Stelios's podcast and his business please have a look here: Ceres Ceres Podcast  To connect with me if you'd like to talk about improving your hospitality venue: Open Pantry Consulting Website Hospitality Gamechangers on Facebook
01:38:08
October 26, 2020
Episode 103 - How the burger venues will keep kicking goals with Kieran Warwick from The Burger Collective
Episode 103 - How the burger venues will keep kicking goals with Kieran Warwick from The Burger Collective
Episode 103 - How the burger venues will keep kicking goals with Kieran Warwick from The Burger Collective Kieran founded The Burger Collective from a love of food and tech and a genuine passion for the restaurant space. His role as CEO is to grow revenue and partnerships and he also looks after the finances and capital-raising of the business. He strongly believes in giving power back to restaurants and supporting them where they need it most, digitally. In this podcast, we chat about the state of the burger industry currently, why burgers have such a big cult following as opposed to other cuisines, how food delivery will change the in-house burger experience and hear about the craziest burger that Kieran has ever had! Links App Store - https://apps.apple.com/au/app/the-burger-collective/id1187749108 Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.burgercollective&hl=en Web app - https://theburgercollective.com.au/
35:41
October 14, 2020
Episode 102 - How humility and courage are two of the most important traits to have in a kitchen with Executive Pastry Chef Kay-Lene Tan
Episode 102 - How humility and courage are two of the most important traits to have in a kitchen with Executive Pastry Chef Kay-Lene Tan
Episode 102 - How humility and courage are two of the most important traits to have in a kitchen with Executive Pastry Chef Kay-Lene Tan Melbourne-born, and Singapore-raised - This unique combination has fuelled the inspiration for Pastry Chef Kay-Lene Tan's dessert creations. Growing up in a Peranakan household, she was always surrounded by great food. She started her culinary journey in Singapore, working for some of the world's best chefs such as Chef Joel Robuchon, and Chef Andres Lara.  She is currently the Executive Pastry Chef of Tonka and Coda in Melbourne. She was the recipient of the Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship 2018, which gave her the opportunity to work with Dominique Crenn at Atelier Crenn (San Francisco), and Ana Ros at Hisa Franko (Slovenia). She was also the winner of the Rising Star award at the FoodService Magazine Women In FoodService Awards 2017, and the first runner-up in the San Pellegrino Young Chef Pacific 2015. Chef Kay-Lene creates desserts that are reminiscent of her time spent roaming the vibrant streets of Singapore with her family. I know you are going to love this podcast as we navigate through discussing team culture, leadership, resilience to get a product to market quickly, and the importance of trust.  This is an inspirational podcast. Please connect with Kay-Lene Tan here: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kaylenetan_/  
52:18
October 07, 2020
Episode 101 - The importance of supporting artisan brands with Patient Wolf Gin Co-Founder Dave Irwin