Luke Mangan: "Make sure that you are persistent, make sure that you work hard, but also have a back up"
"Make sure that you are persistent, make sure that you work hard, but also have a back up"
Discussing his journey from apprentice to famous chef and restaurateur, Luke Mangan sits down with Tim Gilbert and opens up about the restaurant industry during Covid and his calculated approach to surviving this extremely challenging time for the industry. Mangan chats about all his different projects and endeavours, from restaurants, to TV, to cruise ships and airplanes, and how all of these were greatly affected by the pandemic.
Luke Mangan is a leading Australian restaurateur and chef. His influence on the food and wine industry can be found on the carriages of the Eastern Oriental Express, at sea, on P&O Cruise ships and most recently, on TV as a Coles Supermarkets ambassador. For 13 years, Luke owned and operated restaurants in Japan, Singapore and Indonesia under the Salt brand. He sold his remaining share in the business in 2018 to focus on his Australian restaurants and new ‘Luke’s’ ventures, including Luke’s Kitchen, Luke’s Steakhouse and Luke’s Burger Bar to name a few. He has written five best-selling cookbooks and an autobiography ‘The Making of a Chef’, has his line of gourmet products and makes regular TV appearances.