Joe Pavlovich started in fine dining in Auckland before coming to Australia where he worked with Serge Dansereau at Kables, est, then at Bistro Lulu before rising to the position of Group Executive Chef for The Mangan Group. This saw Joe manage Luke Mangan’s Australian and International restaurants and ventures worldwide. Joe oversaw glass brasserie, Sydney; Amilla Resort, Maldives; Salt grill, Surfers Paradise; Salt grill, Singapore; Salt tapas & bar, Singapore; Salt grill Jakarta; Salt, Tokyo; Salt grill on five P&O Cruise Ships. Bondi Trattoria is their first venture as proprietors. Few people have as much experience to draw upon as they do, both practically and creatively.
Alasdair France has Post Graduate Diploma in Horticulture (Wine Science and Viticulture). At Dockside in Wellington, New Zealand, he was the inaugural winner of the Supreme Felix, an industry voted award for excellence in hospitality. After moving to Australia he worked at Bistro LuLu, Otto, glass, was F & B Operations Manager of Hilton Sydney, in charge of one hundred people, then Group Operations Manager of The Mangan Group. He also lived and worked in Singapore, the Gold Coast and The Maldives opening venues for Mangan.