SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT: featuring various inspirational and innovative business owners in Adelaide

Featuring the stories of inspirational and innovative business owners in Adelaide, South Australia.

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Chef/Entrepreneur Billy Petropoulos

After his successful culinary stints around the world, while opening establishments in various countries and even working for a Michelin-star restaurant, South Australian Billy Petropoulus finally returns home to offer his amazing cuisines inspired by his global travels. Hey Paolo: What inspired you to start your food businesses? I have always aspired to own a […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Vlad Sopotsko of Firestarter Beverages

Chatted with Firestarter Beverages Marketing Director Vlad Sopotsko to learn more about their products and the challenges of introducing a new brand to Adelaide, South Australia. “If you can make it in Adelaide, you can make anywhere in Australia,” he quips. Hey Paolo: What is Firestarter Beverages? Firestarter Beverages is a premium brand of spirits. […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Joinery Designer Stefan Vignogna

For Adelaide-based joinery/kitchen/interior designer Stefan Vignogna, clean lines, texture in materials, and functionality are the most essential elements in his designs. Hey Paolo: What inspired you to become a joinery designer? As a kid, I was always a creative child. Growing up, I never really had a specific career that I wanted, but I always […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Silas Ulbrich of The Pantry On Egmont

For cafe owner and head chef Silas Ulbrich of The Pantry On Egmont, kindness and giving back to the community are as equally important as great food and excellent service. Hey Paolo: What is the The Pantry on Egmont? We are a small suburban brunch cafe in Adelaide. We have a strong focus on giving […]

Hey Paolo Spotlight: Zak Antoniou of Zacary Desserts

Adelaide-based baker Zak Antoniou recently joined Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Season 2) and is now back in his hometown running his own cake shop, Zacary Desserts, specializing in delectable mirror glazed mousse cakes and his signature Evil Eye cakes. Watch the video to learn more about his baking inspirations, his baking style, his challenges as a […]

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Hey Paolo Meets: Alpha Men’s Jock Hardy and Taylor Mac

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