Arriving from London in 2008, Tom Sanceau, 44, started his Brisbane hospitality career as a waiter at Cha Cha Char on Eagle Street Pier, while nurturing an ambition to establish a bar with Happy Fat Group business partner Bonnie Shearston.
Former Bartender of the Year Daniel Gregory is a mover and shaker on Brisbane’s cocktail scene. After honing his skills as a pastry chef at boutique and fine-dining establishments in Brisbane in the early 2000s, Dan, 38, made the surprise transition to the bar side in 2007.
Fonzie Abbott founder Dan Pappas is fuelled by a passion for good coffee, cool beverages and the Brisbane community.
Serving up memorable dining experiences is all about hospitality for Tassis Group General Manager Anthony Platsis. Michael Tassis lives and breathes food and wine. His father is the eponymous George of George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant on the Gold Coast, a blue-and-white familial oasis and a dining institution for more than 30 years...
Rocking Horse Records has been a City institution for a record-breaking 46 years.
This business longevity even surprises founder Warwick Vere, who never expected to be the proprietor of Queensland’s oldest and largest independent record store.
GoBoat has been a steer-your-own adventure for Jonathon Rodgers.
GoBoat Australia is proof it takes more than COVID-19 and flooding to scupper the self-skippered boat experience on the Brisbane River.
Range Brewing Co-Founder Matt McIver distilled a discerning taste for craft beer into a booming Brisbane business.
Like most great ideas, childhood friends Matt McIver and Gerard Martin’s decision to launch a brewery occurred over a few beers.
Brisbane City Markets is a bona fide mid-week treat. The authentic farmers market held in the heart of The City every Wednesday from 8am to 6pm has become a beloved ritual for office workers and a delightful surprise for interstate and international visitors.
The Museum of Brisbane created a sense of home and fulfilled a dream for Japanese student Asuka Shiraishi. A childhood wish to work in a museum prompted Asuka Shiraishi, 26, to apply for a tour guide role with the Museum of Brisbane (MoB) visitor experience team.
The Pen Shoppe has been a fixture in The City for 42 years and continues to inspire penmanship aficionados, thanks to Brisbane handwriting expert Barbara Nichol.
Barbara Nichol, 73, never expected a calligraphy book would write the defining chapter of her life. She and her husband, Bruce, loved pens and stationery but pursued respective careers in education and engineering.