FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONSULTANTS WORLDWIDE
MDA Mike Driscoll and Associates is one of Australia’s most respected hospitality consultants. Providing expert food and beverage consultancy services, innovative solutions, design and concept services. Our work focuses on the hospitality services in large venue catering establishments, restaurants and bars, aged care and the health care sector.
Established in 1989 by its founder and principal, Mike Driscoll, MDA Mike Driscoll and Associates operations stretch worldwide covering Australia, Asia, United Kingdom, and Europe.
MEET THE TEAM
40+ YEARS OF HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Mike Driscoll, founder and principal of MDA Mike Driscoll and Associates (MDA). Mike is a world expert when it comes to the food and beverage industry services. With over 40 years experience and starting out as a one-man band, Mike has built up the company into one of the most respected specialist catering consultancy and design company in Australia.
MDA has assisted large tourism and leisure venues such as;
- Convention and exhibition centres
- Retail developments
- Education facilities
- Healthcare facilities
Delivering world-class facilities in the Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Europe
Mike’s extensive career in the food and beverage industry covers a full range of expertise and knowledge. Delivering high quality food and beverage operational experience within high volume venues. Mike’s capabilities cover hands-on operations and management, design services and operational aspects of facilities and negotiating catering tenders. Thus providing a distinctive level of skill and understanding of the requirements.
P: +61 418 732 136
Martin Latter is one of Australia’s best when it comes to management of large venue cuisine, he has experienced the whole gamut of the profession in his high-profile career. Born in London, Martin trained at the five-star Trafalgar House and progressed to a number of other legendary hotels including the highly acclaimed Stafford Hotel.
A champion for seasonality, quality and the provenance of food, Martin is passionate about the hospitality industry he has worked for some 25+ years. He has done it all and seen it all, from cooking for four generations of British Royals to Presidents, the Dalai Lama and countless Prime Ministers, popstars and celebrities.
During the 2014 G20 Summit held in Brisbane, Martin was responsible for developing the menus for 27 world leaders, eight heads of international organisations and the 4,000 strong delegations as well as 2,500 members of the world’s media.
It was his drive and passion that led to the establishment of a dedicated Dietary Kitchen at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, a first in an Australian Convention Centre. Making the Centre an industry benchmark for allergen management and control.
Throughout his career, Martin has travelled extensively with the aim to research trends and new developments in kitchen design for
- Kitchen operational requirements
- Menu development
- Food safety
- Allergen management programs
Martin has led some of the strongest and most experienced teams of chefs throughout his career and picked up multiple catering awards along the way.
P: +61 417 710 062
Kim Gerhardt, comes to MDA with 20 years’ experience in hospitality management of large scale stadium catering at venues such as CBUS Stadium and Metricon Stadium through to managing catering rights at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Under the O’Brien Group, one of Australia’s largest privately-owned hospitality entertainment and leisure company, Kim was instrumental in its growth of the catering portfolio of the group.
As Venue Catering Manager for CBUS Stadium (formally Skilled Park) along with Metricon Stadium, she stepped up to Queensland State Manager with the addition of The Gabba and Suncorp Stadium’s catering rights to the group. Following her success in building the O’ Brien portfolio, she assisted in managing the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games catering contracts for the opening and closing ceremony along with a number of the sporting tournaments during the games.
With a wealth of experience in large scale catering, Kim brings to MDA a strong focus on business efficiencies with the view to assisting businesses in;
- Managing and monitoring labour costs
- Improving business and venue standards
- Increasing profitability
- Managing and increasing productivity levels
- Operational management
- Training documentation and management
- Negotiating catering management rights and tender documentation
- Development and implementation of new business strategies including corporate hospitality
- Menu development to target markets
OUR WORK ACROSS THE WORLD
Our work in the food and beverage industry has taken us across the globe on a variety of projects, providing a huge benefit of skill sharing to the hospitality industry globally.
Australia & New Zealand
• Perth Arena,
• Darwin Convention Centre
• Cairns Convention Centre
• Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
• Sydney International Convention Centre
• Sydney Football Stadium
• AAMI Park, Melbourne
• Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania
PLUS MANY MORE
• Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
• Eden Park , Aukland
• New Wembley Stadium, England
• Wembley Arena, England
• Royal Ascot Racecourse, England
• Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium, England
• Manchester Comm Games Stadium, England
• Millennium Dome, England
• Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport, England
• Millennium Stadium, Wales
• Lyon Stadium, France
• Gelsenkirchen Stadium, Germany
• Shaktar Football Stadium, Ukraine
China & Hong Kong
• Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena, China
• Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, China
• Happy Valley Racecourse. Hong Kong
Malaysia, South Korea & India
• Kuala Lumpur Convention & Exhibition Centre, Malaysia
• Singapore Sports Hub, Malaysia
• Hyderabad International Convention Center, India
• World Expo 2012 Yeosu South Korea
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