152 episodes

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.

Principle of Hospitality - The Podcast Shaun de Vries & Sash Fernando

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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.

    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/


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    • 49 min
    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/


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    • 50 min
    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/


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    • 34 min
    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/


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    • 40 min
    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/


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    • 48 min
    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/



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    https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

80’s Barista ,

Informative and interesting

My favourite hospitality podcast. I really look forward to it. Shaun has a great range of diverse and interesting guests who help me stay informed, inspired and motivated in an ever changing industry. Shaun is one of the greatest supporters in the hospitality industry and does an amazing job of allowing guests to tell their stories.

Bradddllees ,

Great Podcast

Thoughtful interviews with some incredible industry professionals

Jaf A ,

Very insightful

Excellent podcast with industry leading guests. Must listen if you’re in the hospitality/retail/tech space. Love your work Shaun!

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