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When your passion becomes your business presented by Neil Perry AM

When your passion becomes your business presented by Neil Perry AM

Passion is the difference between having a job or a career and it’s beautiful when passion and career come together. It’s never too late to follow your dreams and to find your passion. The simple formula would be to figure out who you want to be, what you want to do, what inspires you and then DO IT!

We are delighted to extend a complimentary invitation to join us to hear first hand how Coraggio can expand and future proof your business followed by an exclusive keynote speaker session with Australian Chef, Restaurateur and Author, Neil Perry AM at Coraggio’s upcoming Advisory Board Day in Sydney on Friday, 15 October.

Opened by Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski, who will discuss how being part of a Coraggio peer to peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

Followed by Neil Perry AM who will provide insights into:

  • Know why you do and what you do
  • Map a clear path moving forward to success
  • Mistakes create the next success.

About Neil Perry AM

Australian Chef, Restaurateur and Author

Neil Perry AM is one of Australia’s leading and most influential chefs. His career in hospitality commenced at Sails restaurant at McMahons Point and Rose Bay. Neil then became head chef at Barrenjoey Restaurant, Palm Beach where he was also given creative control over Perry’s in Paddington.

In October 1986, he opened the Blue Water Grill at Bondi Beach and morphed the site from a 20 year failure into an overnight success. In February 1989 he opened Rockpool with his business partner Trish Richards, which became a culinary institution. Rockpool was rated on the Top 50 Best Restaurants in the World list for 7 years running, awarded Three Hats by the Sydney Morning Herald too many times to count and won Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year 5 times. Neil and Trish, together with David Doyle, went on to open Rockpool Bar and Grill in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Spice Temple in Sydney and Melbourne, Rosetta in Sydney and Melbourne and Burger Project in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, before selling the group to Quadrant in 2016.

Neil’s latest restaurant project, Margaret, in Sydney’s Double Bay, is his first solo venture. It is named after his mother who had an enormous influence on his hospitality career.

Neil also leads a team of consultants at Qantas overseeing the First and Business class menus and lounges. This year marks his 25th year in this role. He is also the author of eleven cookbooks and through his involvement with the Starlight Children’s Foundation and various other charities, Neil was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for “significant service to the community as a fundraiser and benefactor for numerous charities, as well as a chef and restaurateur”.

Neil’s determined passion for Australia, quality food, wine and travel have driven him to where he is today.

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer, and an accountant to tangibly drive business success.

Pre meeting requirements

Seating is limited to this complimentary online session, aimed specifically at established business owners and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Louise McKeon from Coraggio’s Advisory Team.

Who should attend?

  • Businesses turning over a minimum of $500K
  • Established business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Businesses seeking to scale or sell.

To find out more about this event and the eligibility criteria please contact Louise McKeon on 0409 926 028 or email louise@coraggio.com.au


Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM.