We have built The Butcher’s Block on the philosophy that “the heart of every home is the kitchen” From our friends and family, to our suppliers and guests, we welcome all to join us at our table. Our ethos and values are built with family as the foundation, with this we have created a culture of respect, passion and excellence.
Our team has been hand-picked from operations, to suppliers and our support team, we aim to deliver an ambiance that imbues our stores with the feeling of returning home.
Joining the group Chris initially joined the Wahroonga team as their restaurant manager in 2016. As the group has grown Chris has to, becoming the Group General Manager and overseeing the operations of three venues. Chris’s experience in the hospitality industry including O-Bar and Dining, Opera Kitchen and Uccello has allowed him to diversify his abilities and build the team he today is proud of.
With his team consisting of those, he had met throughout the hospitality industry, the confidence he has, in each senior member, and his team as a whole he believes will pilot The Butcher’s Block Group to the future he sees for the group. With his vision of managing additional venues that are as diverse as our current ones he has helped build, his goal is to continue establishing venues that carry premium coffee, an exciting wine list, as well as a menu that caters to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and events.
Starting his professional career at Il Marchesino in his birthplace Milan, Mattia thrived on the rich culture of Italian food and beverage. Completely absorbed within this culture, Mattia’s interest in mixology started as a young kid holidaying with his parents who then encouraged him to further expand his knowledge of fine spirits and wines. Taking his knowledge Mattia explored many hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs before working with the likes of Gualtiero Marchesi who heavily influenced Italian cuisine and became a prominent figure since the 80’s in the hospitality industry.
After frequently traveling between Italy and Australia, Mattia now calls Australia home, where he has gained valuable experience within Sydney hospitality power figures like The Four Seasons and O Bar, where he met our Group Operations Manager Chris Clarke, who introduced him to The Butcher’s Block. Joining the group as our Assistant Manager at Barangaroo and many years on, Mattia says “At The Butcher’s Block, I really feel part of a family” as he now becomes our Operations Manager.