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.
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.