Congratulations: Michael Vale-Simon Laxton, the team at Events in the Sky Australia, Vino Paradiso & the crew at the Cruise Bar, on the spectacular Sydney harbour launch of "Dinner in the Sky," a 22 seat floating restaurant fying high above Circular Quay.
Michael Vale is a 'battle hardened' Sydney food and beverage conceptual creator, operator, consultant and project manager, 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 and launched over 38 Sydney based operations, with three international projects, one in midtown Manhattan, New York City, one in a five star luxury resort in the Fijian islands, and the recent creation of the world's first "Golden Pod" Bar. A ground breaking licensed Chocolate Bar and concept Cafe operation, launched in Orlando Florida USA. www.thegoldenpod.com
The vast majority of these operations were financed by 'passive' local and international investors, introduced to the project by Michael and his extensive network team based in Sydney and Melbourne.
Michael also shares a strategic alliance and mission specific partnership with the team at the 'Food Business Consultancy Group' www.foodbusinessconsultancy.com.au Nine highly qualified Sydney professionals, all working at the 'cutting edge' of unique Sydney conceptual inventions in alcohol-food and ground breaking visual entertainment concepts, consulting to high profile branding names such as Murray's Craft Brewery-Gloria Jeans Coffee, Hurricanes Steakhouse and The Chocolate Room International, with 231 franchises in 7 countires.
WHY BUY A BUSINESS AND PAY FOR GOODWILL? You dont pay for goodwill-you make it! It is so easy to simply produce it in the boyuant Sydney market, with a new "ground breaking" hospitality concept, and expand on from there with third passive party investors, operating under your own trademark and your branding name.
(Click on: why pay for goodwill page) and view dozens of potential new hospitality opportunities ready for commercial exploitation in the Sydney and greater Australian markets.
Michael's personal business philosophy for today's industry is quite simple: There is virtually no point trying to move forward if everyone else in town is moving in the exact same direction! Dont just tag on to the next "BIG" thing, Be the next 'BIG' thing!
Michael makes no secret of his time-tested concept. Start something new, a unique new 'flagship' operation, make it 'Sizzle' with just one ground-breaking concept in a 5 star retail location. We then bring in passive investors & make it grow under 'your' terms. There are dozens of operations that are riding high on the creation of just one new commercial concept, some building huge 'empires' from just a single new hospitality idea, & making it their own.
Why should i listen to Michael Vale? After nearly four decades in the industry, Michael Vale is one of Sydney's most highly respected and credible hospitality experts and conceptual creators. He comes to any new hospitality project with a world of hands-on experience and a mountain of first hand local knowledge.
Michael travels the world viewing the latest in unique and iconic hospitality ideas concepts and trends, resulting in the representation of a catalogue of international hospitality branding names wishing to enter into the Australian market via a Sydney 'flagship' operation. (click on: international brands)
Michael is a powerhouse in solving complex retail solutions, expert in the art of inventing & creating new avenues of revenue for existing food & beverage operations, and in the conceptual development, reinventionand expansion of Sydney Cafes-Bars-Restaurants & Pubs.
If Michael can help create & launch a 22 seat restaurant 'floating in the sky' dangling off a crane-high over Sydney harbour resulting in massive media & national TV coverage, imagine what skills & talents he could bring to your new or existing operation or project?
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 Sydney project at Cockle Bay as one of the 'Top Ten' rooftop bars in the world.
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.
Our brand ambassador Miguel Maestre
Boy George visits Café Del Mar Sydney June 2017