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Hospo CheckIn: Coskun Uysal

Coskun Uysal, chef and co-owner of award-winning restaurant Tulum in Balaclava has - like everyone in hospitality - had to question the intention and purpose of his business. It was bloody hard. He contemplated, and came up with a solution that’s working for him and his team, for now. But

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Hospo CheckIn: Paul Wilson

Chef Paul Wilson and his wife Bec, moved to the Mornington Peninsula from Melbourne in 2019 to work with the team at Morgan’s Sorrento. Then along came 2020…  We checked in with Paul who is adapting his life and the business to this new world we all find ourselves in. 

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Hospo CheckIn: Alejandro Saravia

Chef Alejandro Saravia, of Pastuso in Melbourne and UMA in Perth, planned to open his new venue, Farmers Daughters at 80 Collins St in early 2020... We checked in with him to see what the plans are for the new venue and how he, his family and his teams are

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Hospo CheckIn: Johnny Vakalis

Johnny Vakalis has owned Journal Cafe on Flinders Lane for the last 16 years. Way before millennials were mashing their avo and feta onto artisan sourdough you could pop in there for some sliced avocado on toast with a wedge of lemon on the side.  Johnny’s a well-known face of Melbourne

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Hospo CheckIn: Mauro Callegari

We checked in with Mauro Callegari, chef/owner of The Independent in Gembrook who has received great support from his local community. 1. What has been the biggest challenge for your business in adapting again in the second lockdown? With the first lock down, we closed for 5 or 6 weeks,

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Hospo CheckIn: Frank Camorra

We spoke with MoVida co-owner and chef Frank Camorra a few days ago and after the announcements today of extended lockdown and gradual easing of restrictions, this is as relevant as ever. The challenges do keep coming, stay well Melbourne.  1 What have been the biggest challenges for your businesses

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Hospo CheckIn: Nathen Doyle

Carlton's Heart Attack & Vine, the small cafe/winebar/place we love is part of the Turnip Media family. It'a a local for us. We're missing them and thought we'd check in to see how co-owner Nathen Doyle and his team are going.    What has been the biggest challenge for your business

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Hospo CheckIn: Matt Germanchis & Gemma Gange

Popular Anglesea restaurant, Captain Moonlite closed in early March. It turned out to be a positive for owners, Chef Matt Germanchis and Gemma Gange who put their focus in their takeaway business Fish by Moonlite. We checked in to see how they’re going and how their lives have changed, for

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Hospo CheckIn: Guy Grossi

Chef Guy Grossi is a friend of Turnip Media. He and his family have poured so much energy and culture into Melbourne’s dining scene at Grossi Florentino, The Grill, The Cellar Bar, Ombra and Arlechin, we had to check in and see how he’s going and find out more about

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Hospo CheckIn: Steve Flamsteed

Award-winning winemaker, Steve Flamsteed, head winemaker of Yarra Valley’s Giant Steps and his own label - Salo - has kept his team busy with pruning and replanting in anticipation of the next vintage.  We checked in to chat about what he’s missing, what’s he enjoying and what he’s learned during

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