After 25 years in the food, beverage and events space and hands-on experience managing many thousands of events, Mark’s status as a highly-respected hospitality specialist is hard to beat.
As a former Executive Chef and General Manager with the world’s largest catering companies, (including Sodexho, Compass Group UK & Ireland), AEG Ogden and Melbourne Stadiums Limited, Mark has played a significant role in the progress and success of catering at many top venues that include Twickenham (London), Millennium Stadium (Cardiff), Aviva Stadium (Dublin), Allphones Arena (Sydney) and Etihad Stadium (Melbourne), where he was also responsible for the membership of the prestigious Medallion Club, Diamond Club and Corporate Suites – three of the most premium membership products in Australia. In addition to Mark’s venue duties, he has also taken on responsibility for numerous new stadia builds at Twickenham, The Oval, Edgbaston, Ricoh Arena, and Aviva Stadium, as well as one-off events that include the G20 Summit, 2006 Asian Games and European Open Golf.
- Mark is a world-renowned hospitality specialist consulting venues on catering operations and environmental solutions.
- He has built a solid reputation for delivering outcomes, engaging a wide range of stakeholders at all levels, with a process-driven approach from creation and development to implementation. His breadth of expertise covers all aspects of the venue catering business. This includes working with architects, builders and designers on layout and design of kitchens, public retail outlets, restaurants, as well as honing skills as a master negotiator of supplier agreements across all food and beverage products, design, costing and pricing of menus, interface with venue operators and sponsors to deliver their rights, all event operations, staff training, health, safety and hygiene control and financial management.