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Our People

Welcome to the Applejack family

Introducing the #HumansOfApplejack: Unleashing Creativity and Passion.

At Applejack, we are a vibrant community of passionate professionals dedicated to breaking boundaries and redefining norms. We thrive on pushing the limits, unleashing our imaginations, and creating awe-inspiring concepts that surprise and delight.

Our core values embody who we are and what we stand for:

Grit – Be tenacious
Passion – Bring pride and energy to every day
Positivity – Be grateful and happy
Authenticity – Be real
Innovation – Use your imagination
Accountable – Deliver what you promise

Delve into the captivating Applejack story and meet the friendly faces of our extended family below.

THE APPLEJACK STORY

| Epic Concepts & Magical Experiences

Humans Of Applejack

Meet the friendly faces of the Applejack team.

BASE CAMP

Ben Carroll

Ben Carroll

Co-Founder & Director

Hamish Watts

Hamish Watts

Co-Founder & Director

Patrick Friesen

Patrick Friesen

Director of Culinary

Joanna Steuart

Joanna Steuart

Director of Marketing & Partnerships

Matthew Jenkins

Matthew Jenkins

Director of People & Culture

Chris Rolls

Chris Rolls

Senior Group Operations Manager

Michael Paszek

Michael Paszek

Special Projects Lead

Holly McMahon

Holly McMahon

Operations Manager

Joe Worthington

Joe Worthington

Group Beverage Manager

Amandine Rouviere

Amandine Rouviere

Group Sommelier

Jules Carroll

Jules Carroll

Head Of Branding

Alexandra Barron

Alexandra Barron

Group Marketing Manager

Brigitte Roche

Brigitte Roche

Social Media & Content Coordinator

Karina Arora

Karina Arora

Marketing Coordinator

Maria Strudwick

Maria Strudwick

Talent Manager

Paige Cunniffe

Paige Cunniffe

Talent Specialist

Vadawn Buhler

Vadawn Buhler

Sales Support Team Leader

Ellie Hiddins

Ellie Hiddins

Central Reservations Team Leader

HEAD CHEFS

Amber Doig

Amber Doig

The Butler Potts Point

Rohit Bohora

Rohit Bohora

Forrester’s Surry Hills

Keith Dsouza

Keith Dsouza

RAFI North Sydney

Sendura Lim

Sendura Lim

The Botanist Kirribilli

Matias Cilloniz

Matias Cilloniz

Executive Head Chef RAFI & Applejack Urbnsurf

Samuel Ng

Samuel Ng

Taphouse Darlinghurst

GENERAL MANAGERS

Tom Culkin-Smith

Tom Culkin-Smith

The Butler Potts Point

Oli Payne

Oli Payne

Bopp & Tone Wynyard

Bárbara Bicalho

Bárbara Bicalho

SoCal Neutral Bay

Mario Felten

Mario Felten

Forrester’s Surry Hills

Jiordy Pham

Jiordy Pham

Taphouse Darlinghurst

Monica Tyburczy

Monica Tyburczy

Cafes Manager

Applejack Legends

Applejack Legends

Discover the Applejack Legends who make us who we are. The people who have helped the company be where it is today, working with Applejack for 3+ years.

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Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

Get to know the crew who are part of the Applejack family. From managers to chefs, get an insight into our team and their roles within the company.

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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Join the fun, make your mark and grow with us! We are always on the lookout for superstar staff to be part of our growing team and join the family.

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