Ian Curley leads Ovolo’s innovative culinary concepts and passionate emerging chefs

Ovolo Hotels, award-winning boutique designer hotel collection, has announced renowned chef Ian Curley as Group Creative Culinary Partner for Australia. The British-born and Australian-based chef brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as he endured a 25-year tenure in Melbourne where he was at the helm of some of the city’s most recognised restaurants. ChefContinue reading “Ian Curley leads Ovolo’s innovative culinary concepts and passionate emerging chefs”

Aria announces new Executive Chef, Thomas Gorringe

Matt Moran and Solotel announce the appointment of Thomas Gorringe as the new Executive Chef of Aria, having previously held the role of Head Chef at Pier One’s hatted restaurant, The Gantry. Gorringe will take over the reins from Joel Bickford, as he departs for a new role.  Of the appointment, Moran says: “We’re thrilledContinue reading “Aria announces new Executive Chef, Thomas Gorringe”

The Point Group announces Joel Bickford as Culinary Director of Shell House and Fort Denison

The Point Group, which recently announced the long-term lease of historic Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour and the landmark Shell House building in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, is thrilled to welcome acclaimed chef Joel Bickford as culinary director across the two properties. Joel, who was executive chef at Aria Sydney for four years, willContinue reading “The Point Group announces Joel Bickford as Culinary Director of Shell House and Fort Denison”

Alanna Sapwell will take over the kitchen at Oma Food & Wine this Sunday

Award-winning chef Alanna Sapwell of Esmay will be taking over the kitchen at Byron Bay’s Oma Food & Wine this Sunday, 23 May, cooking alongside Head Chef Mark Hannell.  Alanna and Mark will team up to present a combined set menu showcasing the best in fresh produce grown by Venetia Scott of Hungry Earth AgroecologyContinue reading “Alanna Sapwell will take over the kitchen at Oma Food & Wine this Sunday”

Iconic Sydney restaurant Berowra Waters Inn welcomes Lauren Eldridge

One of Australia’s best pastry chefs, Lauren Eldridge will be joining the kitchen at iconic Sydney restaurant Berowra Waters Inn, forming a collaborative cooking duo with Head Chef and Owner, Brian Geraghty. Officially joining 20 May, Lauren will bring her impressive CV of postings and awards to the riverfront restaurant, including Pastry Chef at MarkContinue reading “Iconic Sydney restaurant Berowra Waters Inn welcomes Lauren Eldridge”

Tripadvisor and TheFork announce leadership management transition as Bertrand Jelensperger moves into Advisory Board leadership role and Almir Ambeskovic is appointed as CEO for TheFork

  ● Jelensperger to join Tripadvisor CEO and co-founder, Stephen Kaufer, on a      newly created Advisory Board for TheFork, overseeing strategy and growth  ● Ambeskovic to assume CEO role starting March 1, 2021, leading Global      Strategy Development and Operations for TheFork Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, and TheFork, a leading global platform forContinue reading “Tripadvisor and TheFork announce leadership management transition as Bertrand Jelensperger moves into Advisory Board leadership role and Almir Ambeskovic is appointed as CEO for TheFork”

Australia’s First Families of Wine announce new Chairperson

Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), a collective of Australia’s leading and most loved family-owned, multi-generational wine businesses, is delighted to announce their new Chair, Jeff Burch, CEO and Winemaker, Howard Park Wines (1986) from Western Australia’s Margaret River. Jeff assumed the chair from Henschke’s (1868) Stephen Henschke at yesterday’s virtual board meeting, becoming theContinue reading “Australia’s First Families of Wine announce new Chairperson”

Open House Melbourne welcomes new Executive Director and Chief Curator

The Open House Melbourne Board is delighted to announce Fleur Watson’s appointment as the organisation’s Executive Director and inaugural Chief Curator. In this role, Fleur will lead the vision and creative direction of the new Centre for Architecture that will further build on Open House Melbourne’s extensive public program. The Centre for Architecture Victoria isContinue reading “Open House Melbourne welcomes new Executive Director and Chief Curator”

Michael Micallef appointed Nisbets Managing Director Australia and New Zealand

Leading global catering equipment supplier Nisbets Group has announced the appointment of Michael Micallef as Managing Director, Nisbets Australia and New Zealand. Nisbets, founded in the UK in 1983, expanded to Australia in 2010. Nisbets is considered one of the UK’s 1000 Inspiring Companies and has rated third overall in the UK’s top 50 companiesContinue reading “Michael Micallef appointed Nisbets Managing Director Australia and New Zealand”