Mahalia Layzell is undoubtedly the Queen of Coffee. Starting her coffee roasting business from a café in the seaside town of Robe, she figured they were making everything else in-house so why not make coffee as well.
Mahalia and her husband Paul are both chefs with over 30 years experience in hospitality between them.
Mahalia Coffee was born from humble beginnings, and is now winning numerous awards and is proudly stocked in many outlets and households across the country.
We talked all things business, leadership, and learning the art of delegating in our ‘Five minutes with Mahalia’.
You walk into Pane e Latte and you are welcomed with open arms. The interior style is much like a cute, bespoke home and you feel instantly at ease when you walk into this Broadview Café. It feels like you are sitting down at someone’s kitchen table.
Opening his own place has been a dream goal for Matteo Giordano, and that dream came true when he opened the doors to his very own Italian style Café a little over a year ago. He has always enjoyed going out for breakfast, and wanted to give the people of Adelaide an Italian twist by bringing dishes such as breakfast Tiramisu pancakes and Benedetto to the table.
Matteo is part of the cool crew of cooks coming through the ranks who are opening up hip places in the suburbs. We sat down with Matteo to chat about running his own business and where his love of cooking comes from.
What makes a good leader? Is it someone who leads by example and walks the talk or someone who inspires others to perform at their best? Greta Wohlstadt is the perfect example of leadership in motion and she is paving the way for a new breed of energetic and passionate leaders in the Hospitality industry.
In her short but incisive career, Greta, who is in her mid 20’s has made a significant impact on the scene. She is now at the helm of not one, but two of Jock Zonfrillo’s Restaurants; Orana, which has recently won Best Restaurant in Australia in the Gourmet Traveller Awards and its sister restaurant right underneath Bistro Blackwood, which has just undergone a significant transformation.
We sat down with Greta to talk shop and about her love for the industry.