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Michael Vale

Michael Vale is a 'battle hardened' Sydney F&B operator and consultant, and a major player in the local hospitality industry, with over 39 years hands-on experience in the Australian market.

In that time Michael has conceptually invented, created, built, financed and launched over 32 Sydney based operations, with two international projects, one in midtown Manhattan, New York City, and one in a five star luxury resort in Fiji.

The vast majority of those operations were financed by 'passive' local and international investors introduced to the project by Michael Vale and his extensive network team based in Sydney.

We specialise in identifying and/or creating certain "niches" in the market for our Sydney clients, either as owner-operators or by creating ground floor commercial opportunities to be presented to the buoyant Sydney investment market. (click-on services)

Michael also shares a strategic alliance and mission specific partnership with his team at the 'food business consultancy group'  www.foodbusinessconsultancy.com.au 

Nine highly qualified Sydney professionals, all at the top of their game, working at the 'cutting edge' of Sydney conceptual inventions in food and beverage concepts, always underpinned by a clear and commercial 'point of differentiation'. 

We share many long years of experience in this area, raising tens of millions of dollars to finance and launch new and iconic hospitality operations underpinned by a broad spectrum of hospitality concepts, from a 50 seat Cafe to a full Sydney Pub redevelopement, to a 750 seat live music venue.

THE 'BIG PICTURE' PROPOSAL: We believe that in today's market you must have a 'big picture' plan, and you simply cannot achieve this end result without a 'big picture' man (or team) working not only 'in' your business, but most importantly 'on' your busines. (click-on big picture proposal) 

Michael's personal business philosophy for today's industry is very simple: There is virtually no point trying to move forward if everyone else in town is moving in the exact same direction! Dont just be part of the next "BIG" thing, Be the next 'BIG' thing!

The goal is to start something new, a new and unique F&B concept, and be the best you can at that one ground-breaking concept. There are a number of operators that have built massive 'empires' based on the introduction of just one unique product, one long term operator recently selling out for a staggering $AU200 Million. (see big picture proposal)

In 2004 BRW Magazine chose to do a double page story on Michael's business philosophy in the hospitality industry. In 2014 Qantas Insider Magazine voted Michael's Cafe Del Mar project at Cockle Bay as one of the top ten rooftop bars in the world. 

Jamie Olver Jamie Oliver

 World famous celebrity chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver visits Michael at Cafe Del Mar in Sydney and meets head chef Ben Fenton and an extremely excited Sydney crew  (click-on cafe del mar story)

Michael Vale is the founder of Cafe Del Mar Australia Pty Ltd, responsible for bringing one of the world's most famous global branding names to Australia, with the launch of the nation's first Sunset Bar at  Cockle Bay on Sydney's Darling harbour, hosting local and international celebrities and entertainers such as Jamie Oliver, Boy George, Alfred Cointreau, Richard Wilkins, Kyle & Jackie O, Kamal, Amada Keller & Barry Du Boise & our own 'in house' TV celebrity chef the Spanish Bull Miguel Maestre. 

Miguel Maestre

Our brand ambassador Miguel Maestre

Boy George

Boy George visits Café Del Mar Sydney June 2017


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