Protech Hospitality Hub is a collaboration of Designers, Hospitality fit-out and Equipment specialists working together to create wonderful and practical solutions for all your Hospitality Projects.
Our experience is vast and includes working many years as chefs and hospitality professionals!
How can you find out?
Ring Oliver on 0433 115 979 or email email@example.com to book your FREE site consultation today!VIEW OUR SUCCESS STORIES & TESTIMONIALS CLICK HERE FOR PROTECH’S PARTNERS!
Oliver first visited Australia in 1985, just after graduating from the Francisco Josephinum Agricultural College in Austria, when he was just 19. His first introduction to a kitchen was in Perth, WA, as a kitchen hand and then moved to Sydney to do the same job at the Old Vienna Inn in Sydney. Oliver settled in Cairns for 5 years where he worked as an apprentice chef and then fully qualified chef in numerous hotels including the Novotel, Intercontinental and the Radisson Plaza as well as a number of restaurants including the Watersedge Restaurant, La Mamas and the Schwarzwald Inn. He also worked as a sous chef for a catering company which supplied Qantas and Ansett Airlines with omelettes. He remembers making about 900 omelettes per day including cracking all the eggs. The heat was incredible, Oliver remembers, 35 Degrees and 90% humidity and to this day, not many people can crack eggs faster than he does!
Almost seven years later and working as a Sous Chef in Germany for the Ratskeller and building the Theatre Cafe up into one of the most popular food venues in Muenster, Oliver was back in Australia and this time he was keen to go back into agriculture. He got involved in building up a teak plantation and a Barramundi and Eel farm in Silkwood, Queensland . There, Oliver started to experiment with adding value to the product and he found himself making and then selling smoked and cured Barramundi fillets to the Sydney market.
Oliver then worked at ‘Chefs on the Run’ before moving on to cook for the staff on the movie set “Paperback Hero” with Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan. He recalls playing tennis with Hugh and Hugh not liking his bacon and eggs, Hugh called it ” not good for my arteries!”. Oliver ended up staying for a number of years working and building up the Merino Motor Inn where he got into contact with the cotton industry.
Always the entrepreneur, Oliver bought a cotton harvesting business to see if he could make a fortune in farming. Five seasons after being the only cotton picking chef in Australia, Oliver realised that in order to make a small fortune in farming you had to start with a very large fortune indeed, so he decided it was time for the big smoke again and he moved to Sydney.
Back in Sydney, Oliver went right back to being in the kitchen at the Bridgeview Hotel in Willoughby and a number of venues including the Bar Sirocco in Annandale, Sopranos in Mosman and the Lakes Hotel in Gardners Road.
In 2002 Oliver decided to change direction in his career, so he did a sales and business course to learn how to being a business owner. As luck will have it, Oliver became acquainted with the Commercial Equipment business and started as a sales consultant and business developer with the Bevwizz group. He made best salesman of the year but wanted to get into his own business so 3 years later, Oliver partnered with an engineer from Switzerland to learn the trade installing catering equipment, stainless steel and project managing shop-fitouts with Protech Commercial Kitchens.
In 2008, Oliver finally started his own version of Protech Hospitality Fitouts with the mission to provide his services to an industry, which is a essentially a service industry, but in his own experience doesn’t provide that much service!
Oliver’s experience working as a chef and manager in a wide range of restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, catering venues and commercial kitchens combined with a passion to provide a full turnkey solution in the quickest time frame possible to design and build a Hospitality business, is what makes Protech Hospitality such a great choice for our customers.
SHARING IS CARING