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Philip Taylor-Bartels

Philip has enjoyed a successful career in hospitality and tourism. From completing an apprenticeship in hotel management, he understands all aspects of the industry. Philip has always enjoyed the respect of staff and has good and effective communication with them in all areas of an operation. He has the substantial practical knowledge, ability and success needed to turn around a business if necessary. Philip has very good financial management skills and an ability to engage customers successfully. He is a good communicator, hardworking and very flexible. He works well under stress and enjoys the benefits of achievement. Philip’s interest in art helps him appreciate all aspects of society and build good relationships with colleagues and the wider community. His extensive time spent in Asia also means that he is experienced at working with people for whom English is a second language.


  • Management-
  • Finance-
  • Marketing-
  • Planning-
  • Sales-


  • Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-
  • Arts and recreation services-

Primary Locations:

  • Melbourne CBD-

Locations by request:

  • Surfcoast-
  • South West VIC-
  • (Once a month I travel to Geelong, Lorne and Wye River and able to meet clients upon request )

Current Occupation:

Club and Hospitality Management consultant and SBMS mentor. Board Member on a number of arts associations. Advisor with The Red Cross in Solomon Islands Special Development School (establishment of food service program). Volunteer with arts groups and various food charities.

Detailed CV:

Phil is experienced in running small and medium businesses, both kitchen and front of house management.

Professional Experience

  • 2017 - 2018. Management advisor: Eastern Football League Club. Investigation and reporting on establishment of various management roles and strategic planning.
  • 2017: Advisor with Solomon Islands Red Cross Special Development School. Establishment of a Food Service Program for disabled children in Honiara.
  • 1993-2016. General Manager/licensee, University House Club Inc., a private licensed club at Melbourne University. Facilities include an a la carte restaurant, fully licensed bar and lounges, large wine take-away and delivery service, large and small function operation (from 4-400) in eight function rooms. 
  • 1992-1993. Catering and Functions Manager, The University of Melbourne, Student Union. 
  • 1986 -1991. Full time Lecturer, Certificate and Diploma in licensing law, restaurant operations, cellar operations, function operations and club operations at Box Hill Institute.
  • 1986-1991. Part time Lecturer in restaurant and bar operations and licensing law at Footscray Institute (Victoria University).
  • 1980-1987. Managing Partner at Sweetmans Bistro, Richmond, a 100-seat licensed bistro. Sold in 1987 as a successful business when the other partners moved overseas. 
  • 1976-1982. Catering Manager for large catering and function operation for RMIT Melbourne. Responsible for all catering outlets, staffing and functions operations.
  • 1974-1976. Assistant Manager, Monash University Halls of Residence.                      
    Managed catering services for residents and outside function catering.
  • 1968-1971. Apprentice Chef (completed), Commodore Hotels, Melbourne.


  • Qualified Chef
  • Diploma of Hotel and Catering Operations
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Diploma of Opera and Music Theatre
  • Working with Children Check
  • Liquor Licensing

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