16 episodes

Podcast by Luke Butler & Mike Rodrigues

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Podcast by Luke Butler & Mike Rodrigues

    #17 - Brett Sergeant, CEO Colonial Leisure Group

    #17 - Brett Sergeant, CEO Colonial Leisure Group

    Brett Sergeant is one of the country’s leading hospitality executives, possessing an unrivalled level of success and experience across a diverse suite of sectors.

    He has over 20 years’ experience leading some of the country’s most successful and high profile food & beverage and gaming businesses.

    Brett is an accomplished executive recognised for driving business excellence through sound and innovative strategy combined with developing high performing organisational culture.

    His teams are often described as elite, exhibiting a fanatic commitment to honesty and an enduring preparedness to continuously seek improvement in ‘people, product & performance’.

    Brett has held senior executive roles in both publicly listed companies and privately-owned entities: Leading businesses with teams of up to 3500 staff, over $500M annual turnover and he has led the NSW gaming division for Australia’s largest gaming machine operators.

    Former COO of Merivale from 2007 - 2016, Director of Hospitality for EVENT and now the CEO for national hospitality operator Colonial Leisure Group.

    Michael Rodrigues: www.linkedin.com/in/michael-rodrigues-154a3811/
    Luke Butler: www.linkedin.com/in/mrlukebutler/
    Time Out: www.timeout.com/sydney
    Hastings: www.hastingspeople.com.au

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #16 Thomas Sigelski - The Human Sherpa

    #16 Thomas Sigelski - The Human Sherpa

    Having gained experience across a variety of industries and levels of business, Tom is at his best when working with organisations, teams and individuals to ensure understanding, alignment and delivery of partners’ context, objectives and ambitions.

    Tom also thrives being a part of leadership teams and organisations whereby he can employ his ability to communicate, coordinate and support individuals and teams get where they want to be, on a specific project or at a higher strategy focussed level.

    The Human Sherpa helps individuals, teams and organisations navigate strategic priorities, visions and missions in a simplified, inclusive and engaging way.

    Your Brain at Work by David Rock, http://bit.ly/32hMfle
    Harvard Business Review, http://bit.ly/32ez1FZ
    Simon Sinek, http://bit.ly/35sD6rX
    Brene Brown, https://brenebrown.com/

    U2 Rattle & Hum,
    Fat Freddy’s,
    Urge Overkill,


    Coogee Pav,
    Da Maria Bali

    Dave Galvin

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #15 Neil Perry AM - Rockpool

    #15 Neil Perry AM - Rockpool

    A man who needs no introduction, by virtue of his upbringing, Neil Perry was destined to be a restauranteur. His father, a keen fisherman, gardener and embracer of different cultures, was an incredible influence on his relationship to food, resulting in Neil owning a diverse portfolio of premium dining institutions.

    We learn more about Neil's approach to sustainability, business and the products that remain central to his approach.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #14 Josh Pyke - Aria Award Winning Artist

    #14 Josh Pyke - Aria Award Winning Artist

    Josh Pyke is a household name in Australia, however few will fully appreciate the work he has done to cultivate the creative pursuits of many young aspiring artists.

    He has taken an active position in the conversation around Sydney's night time economy, realising the importance of hospitality and entertainment venues to the continued evolution of the city's creative scene.

    Favourite Podcast/Book
    This American life - https://apple.co/305G0j1
    Teachers Pet - http://bit.ly/32hXomC
    Murakami 1q84 - http://bit.ly/2XFby1F

    Album artist
    Big Theif - https://bigthief.net/
    Sandy (Alex g) - http://sandyalexg.com/

    Single Malt Whisky - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_malt_whisky

    The General - http://www.mygeneral.com.au/
    The Rio - https://www.facebook.com/theriobar/
    The Temperance Society - http://thetemperancesocietybar.com/reservations

    Greg Donovan - https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/artist/donovan-gregory

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #13 Chris Grinham - H&E Architects

    #13 Chris Grinham - H&E Architects

    Chiswick, Barangaroo House, The Sugarmill, Mercado and The Prince have at least two things in common; impeccable design and Chris Grinham.

    Arguably one of Australia's leading hospitality architects and designers, Chris integrates design with operations and concept to deliver wholly formed venues for some of the country's leading operators.

    Show notes;

    The Daily Podcast - https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily
    Real Time with Bill Maher - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/real-time-with-bill-maher/id98746009
    Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe - Liquor.com
    Old Fashioned - https://www.liquor.com/recipes/bourbon-old-fashioned/
    BISTECCA — https://www.bistecca.com.au/
    Chiswick Restaurant Woollahra - www.chiswickwoollahra.com.au/‎

    Chris Grinham: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-grinham-506aa966/
    H&E Architects: https://www.h-e.com.au/
    Michael Rodrigues: www.linkedin.com/in/michael-rodrigues-154a3811/
    Luke Butler: www.linkedin.com/in/mrlukebutler/
    Time Out: www.timeout.com/sydney
    Hastings: www.hastingspeople.com.au

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #12 Johnny Moubarak - Gerard's Bistro

    #12 Johnny Moubarak - Gerard's Bistro

    Humility is a powerful and often times scarce attribute in hospitality. Johnny Moubarak possess it in spades and his integrity is unquestionable.

    Taking inspiration from his first generation immigrant parents, Johnny and his siblings have built a hospitality group from scratch, with a focus on quality and enabling the talented people that surround them.

    Favourite Podcast - https://meetthecreatives.simplecast.fm/
    Favourite Artist – Queen, The Strokes, The Killers
    Favourite Drink - Old Fashioned
    Favourite venue;
    Redfern Continental - http://www.redferncontinental.com.au/
    Hubert - http://restauranthubert.com/
    Happy Boy - http://www.happyboy.com.au/
    Inspiration: Jason Crawley

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

ON1 ,

My new favourite industry podcast..!!

Finally a well informed and researched glimpse into our hospitality industry..!!

Interesting guests mixed with thought provoking questions which lead to unique insights.

jonnigarrison ,

Walk the Walk

I have never heard such a load of rot, I know his suppliers, he is just saying what he thinks people want to hear.

Late night fun seeker ,

Insight after insight

The guys find great guests from across multiple disciplines in hospitality, and get them to share their insights. Great stuff.

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