Testimonial by Mauricio Moreno Barrington Group.


Hi Paul,


I wanted to thank you for coming and speaking at our Kitchen Leadership course in May 2019. As you were aware, the students are all senior managers within clubs. Most having over 25 years’ experience in the kitchen. Trying to teach theses guys something new and exciting is very hard. The whole reason that I invited you to come in was to show them that if you push yourself to keep learning, be challenged, think different and back yourself…. You can achieve big things.


This is exactly what the students got from your presentation. They were motivated and wanting more, this was the perfect transition into our next module in sustainability and innovation.


Again, thank you for sharing your experiences with the crew.


Kind Regards

Mauricio Moreno
Trainer and Assessor

Barrington Group Australia
Suite 37, 5-7 Anella Ave,
Castle Hill NSW 2154



Testimonial by Daniel Lazaroo on being mentored.


“I was lucky enough to have Chef Paul Rifkin agree to meet up for a mentoring session when I reached out to him on LinkedIn.

He was gracious, friendly and made me feel comfortable in asking him about the issues I was facing at my venue, as this was the first time I have had experience in a Club environment.

I needed help in the steps to tackle my issues with the board, management and customer perception to achieve the vision and direction my catering manager and I had for the club.

You can instantly tell by the questions he asked and the actionable steps he advised, that he knew and understood my issues and had been in that situation before. I can’t stress enough the value I have got from it and the appreciation to have someone with his knowledge, years of experience and understanding of the whole food and beverage department to agree to mentor me. I look forward to picking his brain more and am grateful for his time.”


Daniel Lazaroo

Executive Chef

Club Southside