With their big hospitality know how, the restaurateurs behind the M brings a certain savoir-faire, ensuring the highest industry standards are served with a bespoke approach. Your dining and event needs will benefit from HospitalityM’s deep rooted local providore and supplier relationships and one hell of a passion for tailor made experiences.
Creative Food Director and Chef Karen Martini
Karen’s impressive culinary experience and ventures include being the founding chef at the critically acclaimed Melbourne Wine Room and Sydney’s Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. As executive chef of both restaurants, she held two chef’s hats and with Icebergs, won the Best New Restaurant Award from The Sydney Morning Herald.
You may also recognise Karen as the Better Homes and Gardens Resident Chef, bought one of her popular cook books, or read an article from her print media pieces in Epicure/Good Living, Sunday Life, Good Weekend and more.
As Founding Partner and Creative Culinary Director, Karen brings her award winning talents to shape HospitalityM’s culinary concepts and endeavours alongside Executive Head Chef, Diego Rosales.
Karen and Michael Gebran’s passion for creating beautiful food and high-end event concepts sparked a great friendship and in turn HospitalityM was born.
First and foremost, HospitalityM’s food philosophy is based on the premise that each ingredient is sourced utilising Karen’s little black book of suppliers which actively supports Melbourne, Victorian and Australian farmers and artisan producers. Sustainably sourced, organic where possible and seasonal is a foundation philosophy for HospitalityM to ensure only the highest quality ingredients across both ‘land’ and ‘sea’.
Expect seasonally-driven menus emphasising simple and straightforward presentations highlighting a variety of the best ingredients from local farmers and purveyors.
Managing Director Michael Gebran
Founding Partner, Michael Gebran is HospitalityM’s innovative leader and Creative Managing Director setting out to provide a new kind of restaurant and event experience.
Having travelled the world looking for inspiration and creative sparks, Karen and Michael spent many nights in hospitality hot spots debating their industry’s greatest achievements and faux pas over a dirty martini (or two!). It was during his project with Sydney Opera House to renovate and relaunch its new event spaces he met celebrity Chef, Karen Martini. Their passion for creating beautiful food and high-end event concepts sparked a great friendship and in turn HospitalityM was born.
With a knack for launching creative concepts and leading large scale and world class events, Michael’s training in interior design and styling, attention to detail and passion for thinking ahead of the trend is what made him a sought after hospitality expert, concept developer and event specialist.
With a wide array of experience from, front of house, operations, project manager and lead creative, Michael has worked on some of Sydney’s most iconic hospitality sites including The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney Opera House, Centennial Parkland’s Centennial Homestead, Royal Botanic Garden’s restaurants and more. You will often find Michael penning new restaurant ideas, planning beautiful bespoke events and unique outdoor dining and bar experiences.
You can now find and experience HospitalityM’s big experience with a bespoke approach at Melbourne’s ACMI located on Melbourne’s Federation Square. The highly experienced team have taken over and launched new innovative event spaces, a restaurant, cinema bar, coffee cart and pop up experiences.
Expect the unexpected with HospitalityM.
You will find us operating venues like ACMI’s new innovative event spaces, restaurant, cinema bar, coffee cart and pop up experiences. HospitalityM operates venues like these with its passion for genuine hospitality and positive customer experience. HospitalityM also offers its bespoke event services to businesses and private enquiries needing a special occasion brought to them!
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