Episode 192 ft Adam D’Sylva from Tonka, Coda and Boca Gelato
How joy, passion and humour have developed Melbourne’s most iconic modern Indian and Asian restaurants with Adam D’Sylva from Tonka, Coda and Boca Gelato
He really needs no introduction. His name is synonymous with amazing venues in Melbourne such as Coda, Tonka, Boca and W Hotel’s Lollo and Culprit Cafe. He’s won The Age Young Chef of the Year award in 2008 and is a regular guest on Masterchef Australia.
He is also our next host Kay-Lene Tan’s boss, welcome Adam D’Sylva to this week’s POH Podcast.
In this podcast we discuss:
-How his journey started in hospitality.
-What inspires him about food.
-He shares his progression from becoming a chef to a business owner.
-How he feels the pandemic has changed the hospitality industry.
-What else he likes to do when he is not cooking.
-What his advice is to anyone who wants to join the hospitality industry.
Please connect with Adam D’Sylva’s brands here:
Website-Tonka: https://www.tonkarestaurant.com.au/ (https://www.tonkarestaurant.com.au/)
Website-Coda: https://codarestaurant.com.au/ (https://codarestaurant.com.au/)
Website-Boca Gelato: https://www.bocagelato.com.au/ (https://www.bocagelato.com.au/)
Instagram-Tonka: https://www.instagram.com/tonkarestaurant/ (https://www.instagram.com/tonkarestaurant/)
Instagram-Coda: https://www.instagram.com/codamelbourne/ (https://www.instagram.com/codamelbourne/)
Instagram-Boca Gelato: https://www.instagram.com/boca_gelato/ (https://www.instagram.com/boca_gelato/)
Please find us here at POH:
Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ (https://principleofhospitality.com/)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/ (https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/)
Thanks to our supporter for this season – https://www.mryum.com/ (Mr Yum)
Mentioned in this episode:
Mr Yum – Split & Pay
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Principle Design and Open Pantry Consulting
And if you don’t know us at POH,
Sash has a design studio called Principle Design and is one of the best design agencies in Australia, so if you are looking for Strategy, Branding, Digital Design, Wayfinding & Graphic Design then find them
Shaun has Open Pantry Consulting for anything to do with recruitment, training and systems and processes to make your hospitality business run smoothly.