2-5 Sep 2024
MCEC Melbourne

Speaker Profile

Nate Hatwell

Love Tilly Group

A serendipitous smoothie at a then little-known Boost Juice store led to Nathanial Hatwell flying around Australia and New Zealand opening stores and training franchisees at the tender age of 21. After temporarily moving to South Africa to oversee the brand’s expansion there, Nathanial studied International Politics and Economics while simultaneously falling in love with the hospitality and wine industries while working at Melbourne venues the Botanical Hotel, Walter’s Wine Bar and St Jude’s Cellars. A move to Sydney led to a fateful beer with sommelier and restaurateur Matthew Swieboda inside his trailblazing Darlinghurst wine bar Love, Tilly Devine: the first venue of what was to become the Love Tilly Group. Together Nathanial and Matthew opened Potts Point’s Dear Sainte Éloise in 2017, before joining forces with chef Scott McComas-Williams to open wine and pasta bar Ragazzi in Angel Place, and sister venue Fabbrica Pasta Shop. As the Love Tilly Group continues to grow under their guidance – now also including La Salut, Palazzo Salato, Fabbrica Balmain and Fabbrica Bread Shop – the pair’s commitment to creating curious, considered, uncomplicated hospitality continues.

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