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About Us

 
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So, I’m a chef…

But over the past decade, and with the support of my amazing team, my business has grown.

We’ve opened restaurants around the world, developed partnerships with corporations, run awards programs, published books and even created a range of products….so yeah…we’ve been busy!

But as any chef knows, a busy kitchen always creates a special kind of energy – it’s hard work but when done right – it’s rewarding…very rewarding. And today, I’m proud to say my company feels much the same way.

But, the company isn’t just me anymore. Running our restaurants can only happen with great teamwork both within the group and externally with partners. Relationships maybe the key ingredient to our business’ success but it only works because of my team.

Having good food, good wine and most importantly a really good time, is what we’re all about and what we believe every dining experience should be. At the end of the day, whether you’re on land, at sea or in the air, our promise is to ensure you have access to the very best experiences possible.

Giddy up! I’ll raise a glass to that.

 
 
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The #dreamteam

 
Minhky L.  Digital Director - Graphic Designer, Photographer, Videographer

Minhky L.

Digital Director - Graphic Designer, Photographer, Videographer

Mandy N.  Operations & Venue Manager

Mandy N.

Operations & Venue Manager

Barbara G.  Accounts Manager

Barbara G.

Accounts Manager

MJ O.  Head Chef at Luke’s Kitchen

MJ O.

Head Chef at Luke’s Kitchen

 
 
Katarina C.  Events & Reservations Coordinator at Luke’s Kitchen

Katarina C.

Events & Reservations Coordinator at Luke’s Kitchen

Martin S.  Corporate Chef for Luke Mangan at Virgin Australia

Martin S.

Corporate Chef for Luke Mangan at Virgin Australia

Matthew M.  Development Chef for Luke Mangan at Virgin Australia – P&O cruises – LMH providores

Matthew M.

Development Chef for Luke Mangan at Virgin Australia – P&O cruises – LMH providores

Thalita F.  Service, Training & Events Specialist for Luke Mangan at Virgin Australia

Thalita F.

Service, Training & Events Specialist for Luke Mangan at Virgin Australia

 
 
Lucy A.  Development Programs Director for Appetite for Excellence and The Inspired Series

Lucy A.

Development Programs Director for Appetite for Excellence and The Inspired Series

Pete C.  Head Chef at Glass Brasserie

Pete C.

Head Chef at Glass Brasserie

Natalie M.  Head Pastry Chef at Glass Brasserie

Natalie M.

Head Pastry Chef at Glass Brasserie

Mauro B.  Head Sommelier at Glass Brasserie

Mauro B.

Head Sommelier at Glass Brasserie

 
 
 
 

It’s been a busy few years…

  • 1990 - Luke moves to London to work at Waterside Inn with Michel Roux

  • 1999 - First restaurant, Salt in Darlinghurst Sydney

  • 2003 - Approached by Sir Richard Branson to consult for Virgin Atlantic & Virgin America First Class

  • 2005 - Founded the Appetite for Excellence Program | glass brasserie, Hilton Hotel Sydney

  • 2006 - Salt restaurant, Tokyo

  • 2009 - Salt grill, P&O’s Pacific Jewel | Launched Luke Mangan Providores range

  • 2010 - Salt grill - P&O’s Pacific Dawn & Pacific Pearl | Consulting chef for Virgin Australia Business Class | Salt grill & Sky bar, Singapore

  • 2011 - Salt grill, Hilton Hotel Surfers Paradise

  • 2012 - Salt tapas & bar, Singapore

  • 2013 - Salt grill, Jakarta | MOJO by Luke Mangan, Sydney

  • 2014 - Amilla, Maldives

  • 2015 - 5 Salt grill restaurants on 5 different P&O ships 

  • 2016 - Launched the CEO (Culinary Experience Officer) Search | Coast Café | Bridge Bar 

  • 2017 - Chicken Confidential, Chifley Plaza & Sydney Airport | Salt grill & tapas bar, Ginza | 'Sharing Plates' cookbook | Luke's & A Taste of Salt on P&O's Pacific Explorer

  • 2018 - Luke's Kitchen, Eastern & Oriental Express

  • 2019 - Luke Mangan is awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), approved by the Governor-General in his capacity as Chancellor of the Order of Australia.

 
 
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