Meraki Hospitality Group is built on family values, rooted by founders to the brother and sisterhoods that form our teams. We like to laugh, we don’t always take ourselves so seriously but when there’s hard work to be done, it’s all hands on deck.
GROUP Operation Manager,
The British Gent from Kent, Ben Hatfield joins Meraki Hospitality as a seasoned F&B pro with experience from across the globe including Australia, London, and Hong Kong. From Michelin starred fine dining to more casual concepts, he joined the Meraki Family as Operations Manager of BEDU and now oversees Group Operations across all our Hong Kong venues. This local ramen junkie can be found off-duty crushing bowls of ramen or breaking a sweat at House of Fitness.
"Each day I come to work I want to maximise the guest experience, whilst also ensuring our staff have fun at work. Our teams are constantly looking at ways to improve our restaurants & ourselves, little by little, day by day."
Joe joined us in 2017 as Commis chef. Our local treasure, his background and obsession with Japanese cuisine and time in Australia saw his role develop to contribute more creatively as part of the senior chef team at UMA NOTA Hong Kong and now as Head Chef driving Meraki's newest opening MAMMA ALWAYS SAID. If he isn't behind the pass, you'll find him at the local beaches catching waves or in Bali seeking swells.
"It's rare to find a kitchen team that has a harmonious balance, day-in, day-out I enjoy coming to work, to laugh, and get creative."
mamma always said
Sabrina Cantini Budden, the newest addition to the Meraki family is yet another lightning speed talker and spicy Argentinian taking on the role of Operations Manager at MAMMA ALWAYS SAID. Although her Mamma Always Said "don't talk to strangers", she's made a job of it, and she's pretty damn good at it too! #sorrymum. These strangers quickly turn into friends with her warmth and genuine chat. Industry folk may already know this friendly face and we couldn't be happier to have her onboard... except for maybe her knife and fork approach to eating chicken wings ( we'll work on that later).
SABRINA CANTINI BUDDEN
MAMMA ALWAYS SAID
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